Edmonton Oilers forward Dominik Kahun (21) tries to take shot against Calgary Flames goaltender Jacob Markstrom (25) during the first period at Rogers Place on April 2, 2021.

Flames 2, Oilers 3

Tense, taut, terrific hockey game at Rogers Place on Friday night, where Edmonton Oilers hosted Calgary Flames in an important contest for both sides. The Flames were desperate to win and played a strong hockey game, but in the end they were unable to hang on to a pair of one-goal leads and ultimately fell, 3-2 in regulation, on Connor McDavid’s third period game-winner.

That last sentence is identical to the game story in Calgary’s last visit to Edmonton on Mar 06, when McDavid also provided the Oilers the only lead they would need in the late stages of regulation to pull out a similar come-from-behind 3-2 win.

Friday night’s victory pushed the Oilers record against the Flames to 5-2-0 in 2021, and opened their lead in the standings to a comfortable 12 points with both teams having 18 games to play. The game was as close as the score indicated, with Calgary holding a narrow 26-25 edge on the shot clock and an 8-6 advantage in Grade A scoring chances as tabluated by David Staples and myself here at the

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Source:: Edmonton Journal – Sports


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