|CGY||3||1||2||(0 - 0)||6|
|EDM||0||0||2||(0 - 0)||2|
|G: 3||Shots: 5|
|A: 1||Hits: 1|
|PTS: 4||PIM: 0|
|+/-: 5||TOI: 16:50|
|G: 1||Shots: 2|
|A: 2||Hits: 1|
|PTS: 3||PIM: 0|
|+/-: 4||TOI: 15:17|
|G: 1||Shots: 2|
|A: 2||Hits: 0|
|PTS: 3||PIM: 2|
|+/-: 3||TOI: 23:14|
EDMONTON, AB -- Lee Stempniak scored his second career hat trick in the Flames 6-2 thumping of the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night.
Mikael Backlund potted his second goal in 21 games to at 6:48. The goal was set up by defenceman Mark Giordano, who faked a shot before sending the pivot the puck. Backlund had a wide open net to deposit the puck into.
Calgary's second goal of the night was courtesy of Blake Comeau. He sent a hard shot from the faceoff circle that just slipped past Khabibulin's glove. Scott Hannan earned the lone helper on the play.
The Flames finished off the first period with a goal from Stempniak. Jay Bouwmeester leapt up into the play, drawing attention to himself, leaving Stempniak all alone to rifle a shot top shelf.
Stempniak added his 11th goal of the campaign at 19:24 of the second period with a soft shot that eluded Khabibulin and ended his night. The Oilers opted to go with Devan Dubnyk in the third period.
Edmonton finally got themselves on the board in the third period when Andy Sutton hammered a hard shot past Kiprusoff.
The Oilers gained some momentum from the goal but it was promptly killed by a Darcy Hordichuk penalty that resulted in a power play marker for the Flames.
Ryan Smyth potted the Oilers second goal of the night but Stempniak completed the hat trick when he threw in an empty netter at 17:55, killing any hope of a comeback from the hometown team.
|Mikael Backlund (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Mark Giordano (6), Lee Stempniak (12)|
1 - 0 CGY
|Blake Comeau (3) Slapshot - ASST: Scott Hannan (5)|
2 - 0 CGY
|Lee Stempniak (10) Snap shot - ASST: Jay Bouwmeester (17), Blake Comeau (5)|
3 - 0 CGY
|Lee Stempniak (11) Snap shot - ASST: Blake Comeau (6), Jay Bouwmeester (18)|
4 - 0 CGY
|Andy Sutton (3) Slapshot - ASST: Jordan Eberle (27), Ryan Smyth (18)|
4 - 1 CGY
|PPG - Jay Bouwmeester (3) Slapshot - ASST: Jarome Iginla (21), Olli Jokinen (25)|
5 - 1 CGY
|Ryan Smyth (16) Tip-in - ASST: Jeff Petry (9), Ladislav Smid (5)|
5 - 2 CGY
|EN - Lee Stempniak (12) Wrist shot - ASST: Olli Jokinen (26)|
6 - 2 CGY
|Colten Teubert Hi-sticking against Brendan Morrison|
|Ryan Jones Hooking against Chris Butler|
|Mikael Backlund Hooking against Ryan Smyth|
|Colten Teubert Hi-sticking against Lance Bouma|
|Jay Bouwmeester Cross checking against Shawn Horcoff|
|Darcy Hordichuk Interference on goalkeeper against Miikka Kiprusoff|
|Colten Teubert Delaying Game-Puck over glass|
|SA: 23||TOI: 60:00|
|Saves: 21||EV: 20 - 22|
|PIM: 0||PP: 1 - 1|
|SV%: .913||SH: 0 - 0|
|SA: 16||TOI: 39:44|
|Saves: 12||EV: 7 - 11|
|PIM: 0||PP: 5 - 5|
|SV%: .750||SH: 0 - 0|
|SA: 6||TOI: 19:32|
|Saves: 5||EV: 1 - 1|
|PIM: 0||PP: 4 - 5|
|SV%: .833||SH: 0 - 0|