CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Mikael Backlund helped the Calgary Flames overcome a tiring birth with a aim and two assists in a 6-4 capture over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night.
Milan Lucic, Johnny Gaudreau and Dillon Dube each had a aim and an support for the Flames.
Calgary’s Sam Bennett and Elias Lindholm additionally scored because the NHL’s Warfare of Alberta commenced within the pandemic-compressed 2020-21 season.
Jacob Markstrom made 28 saves for the Flames, including 16 within the first duration when his group used to be outshot 17-3 and trailed 2-1.
Oilers captain Connor McDavid had a aim and an support, with Jujhar Khaira, Jesse Puljujarvi and Darnell Nurse additionally scoring for Edmonton.
McDavid prolonged his level walk to 9 games (six dreams, 15 assists) and aloof leads the NHL’s components flee with 9 dreams and 17 assists.
Oilers starter Mikko Koskinen stopped 22 shots within the loss.
Saturday’s meeting used to be the first of 10 this season between Alberta’s NHL groups and the first for the reason that two clubs blended for over 100 penalty minutes Feb. 1, 2020.
NOTES: Calgary positioned C Derek Ryan (broken finger) on lengthy-duration of time rupture reserve, whereas the Oilers build D Ethan Endure (upper body) on injured reserve Saturday. … Gaudreau reached a occupation 300 assists. … Calgary D Noah Hanifin conducted his 400th occupation NHL game. … The Flames donned retro jerseys Saturday featuring the flame-snorting horse head “Blasty”, which used to be first broken-down in 1988-89 to commemorate the 365 days of the Cowboy.
The Flames are at home against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday and the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday.
The Oilers head east on their five-game road day out for a pair of games in Ottawa and one in Montreal.
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