Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall started his experiment as a center with a goal 24 seconds into the game, but the Calgary Flames scored three in the third period to tie it before winning in a shootout.
Hall's wrist shot went off the glove of Flames goalie Kari Ramo. The usual left wing won 65 percent of his faceoffs in the split-squad game played at Rexall Place.
Ryan Smyth, Kyle Platzer, Marc Arcobello and Jesse Joensuu each had a goal for Edmonton; 13 Oilers had at least one point. Starting goalie Devan Dubnyk made 12 saves on 13 shots in his 28 minutes, before Roy allowed four goals on 22 shots.