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Flames 5, Oilers 3

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:48 AM

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Flames 5, Oilers 3
Calgary Flames 5, Edmonton Oilers 3
Three Stars of the Game
Jarome Iginla
1st
Jarome Iginla
RW
G: 0Shots: 2
A: 3Hits: 0
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 19:26
Sam Gagner
2nd
Sam Gagner
G: 1Shots: 5
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 23:01
Rene Bourque
3rd
Rene Bourque
LW
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 1Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 2
+/-: 2TOI: 17:44

EDMONTON, AB -- Superb penalty killing and Mikael Backlund's timely first goal of the season pushed the Flames to a 5-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night.

The Flames held the Oilers to a single shot on net through six power plays and were able to score two goals while they had the man advantage.

Calgary now has points in their last four games.

"That was a huge win for us," Jarome Iginla said. "A character win. We’re starting to move better. We’re starting to make better passes. We’re looking quicker. Feeling quicker.

"This is the type of game you can really build on."

The Oilers showed off their impressive offensive flair when they scored twice in the opening three minutes.

Lennart Petrell beat Miikka Kiprusoff at 2:19 when a Darcy Hordichuk shot from the boards deflected off of him.

Then, 31 seconds later, Sam Gagner notched his first of the season, prompting Flames head coach Brent Sutter to call a timeout.

Whatever he said to his troops kicked them into high gear as they went on even up the contest before the midway mark of the period.

With Andy Sutton in the penalty box for roughing, Olli Jokinen slid the puck past Khabibulan for his sixth of the year.

Just under three minutes later, Rene Bourque scored his second goal in as many games after he powered his way through the goal mouth and whacked in a rebound while falling to the ice.

The second period saw the Flames run into penalty woes, taking three straight calls, but excellent defence against the League's best home power play keep the game even through forty minutes.

In similar fashion to the first period, the two teams swapped goals early on in the third stanza. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins sent a Jordan Eberle rebound over Kiprusoff's pads at 5:27, giving the Oilers their second lead of the night.

A fantastic set-up by Iginla just over a minute later gave Derek Smith his second goal of the season. The captain hesitated slightly as he went through the Oilers zone, allowing Smith to get some time and space in front of him. He dished the puck up to the defenceman and Smith roofed it on the netminder.

Backlund netted the game-winner at 10:25 with the Flames second power play goal of the evening. He went five-hole on Khabibulan. Iginla earned his third helper of the game on the tally. Smith also assisted.

Jokinen notched his second of the night when an empty-netter at 19:28, icing the game for his club.

scoring summary
1st Period
02:19
EDM
Lennart Petrell (2) Deflected shot - ASST: Darcy Hordichuk (1), Ryan O'Marra (1)
1 - 0 EDM
03:00
EDM
Sam Gagner (1) Snap shot - ASST: Ales Hemsky (8), Shawn Horcoff (13)
2 - 0 EDM
03:49
CGY
PPG - Olli Jokinen (6) Wrist shot - ASST: Jarome Iginla (6), Rene Bourque (2)
2 - 1 EDM
06:45
CGY
Rene Bourque (8) Backhand shot - ASST: Roman Horak (6), Blake Comeau (2)
2 - 2 Tie
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
05:27
EDM
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (12) Wrist shot - ASST: Jordan Eberle (18), Ladislav Smid (2)
3 - 2 EDM
06:11
CGY
Derek Smith (2) Snap shot - ASST: Jarome Iginla (7)
3 - 3 Tie
10:25
CGY
PPG - Mikael Backlund (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Jarome Iginla (8), Derek Smith (2)
4 - 3 CGY
19:28
CGY
EN - Olli Jokinen (7) Snap shot - ASST: NONE
5 - 3 CGY
penalty summary
1st Period
03:32
EDM
Andy Sutton  Roughing against  Lee Stempniak
14:50
CGY
Lee Stempniak  Hooking against  Ladislav Smid
17:29
CGY
Olli Jokinen  Hooking against  Ales Hemsky
2nd Period
05:23
CGY
Blake Comeau  Closing hand on puck
07:42
CGY
Scott Hannan  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
12:38
CGY
Rene Bourque  Hooking against  Jeff Petry
15:57
EDM
Andy Sutton  Hi-sticking against  Curtis Glencross
3rd Period
08:37
EDM
Ryan Smyth  Roughing against  Miikka Kiprusoff
16:14
CGY
Olli Jokinen  Slashing against  Sam Gagner
goalie stats
Miikka Kiprusoff
SA: 29TOI: 60:00
Saves: 26EV: 24 - 27
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 1
SV%: .897SH: 1 - 1
Nikolai Khabibulin
Nikolai Khabibulin
9-6-3
SA: 31TOI: 58:20
Saves: 27EV: 22 - 24
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 6
SV%: .871SH: 1 - 1