The Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers got right back at it in the Rogers Arena after playing in Calgary the night before. The Flames were hoping to get vengeance on the road after losing on home ice. That did not happen. Jacob Markstrom and Mikko Koskinen were the starters, the former was leaky while the latter was lights out.
The Flames were down 2-0 before six minutes had elasped. Alex Chiasson scored on the power play three and a half minutes into the game and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins padded the lead a little over two minutes later. The Flames answered back, as Andrew Mangiapane potted a goal on the power play to bring it back within one. Mangiapane’s goal was challenged by the Oilers for goaltender interference but the call on the ice stood in the Flames’ favour.
Before the period ended, Connor McDavid regained the two goal lead for Edmonton, scoring the Oilers’ second power play marker of the game. In the second period, McDavid scored his second and third goals to make it hat trick on top of the two assists he had in the first two Oilers goals. Markstrom was chased after the fifth goal—his second straight game giving up five goals against. Nugent-Hopkins scored on David Rittich, also on the power play to make it 6-1 for Edmonton.
The third period started with Josh Archibald scoring the Oiler’s seventh goal of the game in the first minute. The Flames put up 44 shots over the course of the game and was only able to beat Koskinen once. There were a lot of words talking about Oilers goals and not many written about the Flames, but that’s the reality of what happened on the score sheet.
The Flames will next face off against the best team in the division as they head to Toronto to play two games there. Calgary will have some tough questions to answer prior to that though, so we’ll see how the Flames respond soon enough.
Below are all the data visualisations from the game, proceed at your own risk.
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