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Flames 6, Oilers 4

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:51 AM

Associated Press

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Flames 6, Oilers 4
Edmonton Oilers 4, Calgary Flames 6

CALGARY (AP) -Jarome Iginla and Michael Cammalleri closed out the year in style for the Calgary Flames.

Iginla and Cammalleri each had two goals and three assists to lead Calgary to a 6-4 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night.

"We just congratulated ourselves on both of our firsts," Cammalleri said. "It was a lot of fun tonight for sure. I really enjoyed it and we are excited about the New Year."

During his 12 seasons with the Flames, Iginla has had four points on 14 occasions, including twice this season. But he had never reached five points until he had an assist on Cammalleri's empty-net goal in the third.

"It feels good," Iginla said. "It was a good way to end the year (with) a team effort and to beat the Oilers also for the first time this year."

Adrian Aucoin and Dustin Boyd also scored for the Flames (22-11-4), who have won four in a row and have earned points in nine straight games.

Craig Conroy and Daymond Langkow each chipped in with two assists, and Miikka Kiprusoff made 28 saves to record his league-leading 22nd win of the season.

"I think Iggy and those guys, they won this game here for us tonight," Kiprusoff said.

Denis Grebeshkov had a goal and three assists for the Oilers (17-16-3), who have lost two straight after reeling off three wins in a row. They allowed Calgary to go 3-for-5 on the power play.

"We played a pretty good game with the exception of our inability to be able to kill a penalty," Edmonton coach Craig MacTavish said. "That's killed us all year long. It killed us again tonight. We've got to find a way or find some new guys who can kill penalties."

Robert Nilsson, Lubomir Visnovsky and Eric Cole also scored for the Oilers, and Sam Gagner had two assists. Dwayne Roloson stopped 31 of 37 shots and his three-game winning streak was snapped.

The Oilers opened the scoring at 1:27 of the first period when Grebeshkov crept in off the point to swat a rebound past Kiprusoff.

Iginla then notched his 17th of the season to snap a five-game goal-scoring drought, before Nilsson put the Oilers back up by one with a power-play goal at 5:24 of the first period.

The Flames responded with a power-play goal of their own when Cammalleri converted a pass from Iginla to tie it at 2.

Iginla put the Flames up 4-3 when he took a pass from Langkow and snapped a shot from the slot past Roloson during a power play at 5:50 of the third period.

Boyd then swatted a rebound past Roloson at 7:25 of the third before Cammalleri scored into an empty net to put the Flames up by three.

Cole then added a goal for the Oilers with 8 seconds left in the game.

Notes: Since first hosting a New Year's Eve game in 1987 at the Saddledome, the Flames have won 10 times, lost five and tied three. They have a 3-0-1 record against the Oilers. ... Conroy needs one more point to reach the 500 mark for his career. ... Forward Curtis Glencross returned to the Calgary lineup after missing six games with a knee injury, while Edmonton's leading scorer, Ales Hemsky, missed his second game in a row with a broken nose.

scoring summary
1st Period
01:27
EDM
Denis Grebeshkov (2) ASST: Erik Cole (8), Sam Gagner (8)
1 - 0 EDM
03:53
CGY
Jarome Iginla (17) ASST: Craig Conroy (16), Mike Cammalleri (18)
1 - 1 Tie
05:24
EDM
PPG - Robert Nilsson (5) ASST: Tom Gilbert (14), Denis Grebeshkov (12)
2 - 1 EDM
12:51
CGY
PPG - Mike Cammalleri (13) ASST: Jarome Iginla (25), Daymond Langkow (17)
2 - 2 Tie
2nd Period
01:25
EDM
Lubomir Visnovsky (6) ASST: Denis Grebeshkov (13), Sam Gagner (9)
3 - 2 EDM
12:00
CGY
PPG - Adrian Aucoin (6) ASST: Jarome Iginla (26), Mike Cammalleri (19)
3 - 3 Tie
3rd Period
05:50
CGY
PPG - Jarome Iginla (18) ASST: Daymond Langkow (18), Mike Cammalleri (20)
4 - 3 CGY
07:25
CGY
Dustin Boyd (8) ASST: Eric Nystrom (3), Mark Giordano (12)
5 - 3 CGY
18:43
CGY
EN - Mike Cammalleri (14) ASST: Craig Conroy (17), Jarome Iginla (27)
6 - 3 CGY
19:52
EDM
Erik Cole (6) ASST: Tom Gilbert (15), Denis Grebeshkov (14)
6 - 4 CGY
penalty summary
1st Period
04:06
CGY
Rene Bourque  Interference against  Robert Nilsson
08:26
CGY
Andre Roy  Holding against  Ethan Moreau
11:43
EDM
Gilbert Brule  Tripping against  Robyn Regehr
2nd Period
04:12
EDM
Sam Gagner  Tripping against  Robyn Regehr
10:02
EDM
Lubomir Visnovsky  Holding against  Todd Bertuzzi
10:48
EDM
Sheldon Souray  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
15:11
CGY
Matthew Lombardi  Holding against  Andrew Cogliano
3rd Period
04:47
EDM
Denis Grebeshkov  Holding against  Matthew Lombardi
09:00
CGY
Curtis Glencross  Slashing against  Lubomir Visnovsky
15:55
CGY
Adrian Aucoin  Roughing against  Sam Gagner
goalie stats
Dwayne Roloson
SA: 36TOI: 58:58
Saves: 31EV: 21 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 10 - 13
SV%: .861SH: 0 - 0
Miikka Kiprusoff
SA: 32TOI: 59:49
Saves: 28EV: 20 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 8
SV%: .875SH: 1 - 1