Game Highlights 8.0: Edmonton Oilers beat Calgary Flames 5-2 in Heritage Classic
By Cam Lewis28 days ago
The Edmonton Oilers are back in the win column.
The team snapped a four-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the Calgary Flames at the 2023 Heritage Classic at Commonwealth Stadium. Below are the highlights from the game.
GAME HIGHLIGHTS ARE PRESENTED BY BETWAY
Brett Kulak, a player who has played on both sides of this rivalry, opened the scoring for the Oilers a few minutes into the first period. The defender joined the play from the blueline and buried a rebound past Jacob Markstrom to make the score 1-0.
Shortly after killing off a 5-on-3 power play, the Oilers extended their lead to 2-0. Leon Draisaitl came out of the penalty box and fed Zach Hyman on a 2-on-1 and the winger tucked the puck underneath Markstrom’s pads.
The Flames finally got on the board at the tail end of yet another 5-on-3 power play late in the first frame. Nazem Kadri sniped a shot from just inside the blueline over a screened Stuart Skinner for his first goal of the season.
Evan Bouchard restored Edmonton’s two-goal lead just over one minute later with a one-timer from the point. The goal was Bouchard’s third of the season and it gave the Oilers a 3-1 lead.
The Flames scored another power play goal in the second frame to make the score 3-2. Defenceman MacKenzie Weegar worked the puck up ice and drove into Edmonton’s zone. He got a soft shot on net, Skinner bounced the rebound out into the slot, and A.J. Greer buried the rebound.
Albertan rock band Nickelback came out and performed during the second intermission and played Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting), How You Remind Me, and Rockstar.
The Oilers pulled two goals ahead again in the third period. Vincent Deshanris threw a knuckleball on goal from the point and it bounced past Markstrom to give Edmonton a 4-2 lead.
The goal was originally given to Evander Kane but it was changed to Deshanrias after the game. That’s the first career NHL goal for the seventh-round pick.
Kane wound up getting a goal later in the period as he scored into Calgary’s empty net to seal the 5-2 win for Edmonton.
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