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Goals Galore In Calgary’s Win Over Edmonton

from Eric Francis of Sportsnet,

Count Darryl Sutter is one of the few folks in southern Alberta who wasn’t buzzing with excitement following his club’s tribute to the 80s.

Yet, he still found a way to play along.

“Missed the convert,” was the Jolly Rancher’s opening take on Wednesday’s reinstallment of the Battle of Alberta.

“We were told it was a boring series last time, so I told the players yesterday, ‘we’ve got to score 7-10 goals today because they’d probably score 5-8 to win,’ so that’s what we did.”

Coming off a series against Dallas that took five games for the Flames to score nine goals, the Flames opened the first provincial punch-up in 31 years with a memorable 9-6 win over an Oilers squad that heard chants of “We want 10” a mere seven minutes in.

A classic in the eyes of almost everyone who wasn’t skating in the game, the Flames scored twice in the opening minute, gave up two four-goal leads and broke a 6-6 tie early in the third with three finishing touches.


Game highlights are below.

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from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

Not ready to start the game. Not prepared to compete. Not even close to a playoff performance in an embarrassing, Game 1 no-show by the Edmonton Oilers.

Thanks to some horrendous goaltending in Calgary’s crease, the Edmonton Oilers crawled back from a 6-2 deficit to tie the game at 6-6. But the shots (48-28 for Calgary), the high danger chances (19-7) all tell the true story of a stem-to-stern, 9-6 butt-whipping administered by Calgary in Game 1 of this Western Conference Round 2 series.

“When you’re down 2-0 before it hit hits the 19:00 mark on the clock, it’s obviously not a good start,” said Leon Draisaitl. “Clearly we weren’t ready.”

What was worse, Darnell Nurse?

The 48 shots against and all those scoring chances? Or the number nine on the scoreboard, the 15 goals marking the highest-scoring game in the Battle of Alberta’s playoff history.

“Usually, the 48 and all the chances lead to the nine,” deadpanned Nurse. “We have to clean that up.”


Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 05/19/22 at 08:42 AM ET

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