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Flames 4, Oilers 1

Tuesday, 08.16.2011 / 5:15 AM

Associated Press

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Flames 4, Oilers 1
Calgary Flames 4, Edmonton Oilers 1

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -Rene Bourque had the best of his many excellent games against the Oilers.

He scored three goals for his second career hat trick to help the Calgary Flames end a three-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night.

Bourque, who is from the town of Lac La Biche about 100 miles northeast of Edmonton, has 10 points in four games against the Oilers this season.

"It seems to be a good team for me to play against," Bourque said. "I had a lot of family and friends here for this game and it is always nice to be able to perform like that with them around to watch it."

Ryan Potulny replied for the Oilers, who have lost seven in a row, their worst run since a nine-game skid from Feb. 25-March 15, 2007.

Mark Giordano also scored for the Flames, who have won all four meetings with the Oilers this year, but have struggled overall in December. On Sunday, they lost 5-1 to Vancouver at home.

"We were pretty bad at home our last game and we knew we needed to win this game," assistant captain Jay Bouwmeester said. "We allowed a lot of shots early, but we settled down and played a lot better after that."

Edmonton scored 2:02 into the game when Potulny tipped in a shot by defenseman Jason Strudwick during a scramble in front of goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff.

Bourque scored the next three goals, his first coming at 18:58 when he tied it off a pass by Nigel Dawes from behind the net. The Oilers outshot Calgary 16-5 in the period.

"We should have put some of those in and then the sad thing is we give up a crappy goal at the end of the period," Oilers coach Pat Quinn said. "It was such a weak goal and it took the steam out of us a little bit.

"Until we have the mental strength to fight through something like that, that is what is going to happen. We're going to have to find a way to turn the corner and not give up the easy stuff."

Bourque swept in the puck after Olli Jokinen hit the crossbar in the second period, and completed the hat trick five minutes into the third period. He directed in a rebound of Daymond Langkow's shot for his 13th goal of the season.

Less than two minutes later, Giordano beat Jeff Deslauriers on the glove side with a quick wrist shot from the middle of the face-off circle.

The game's final five minutes included three more fights, including one between Flames captain Jarome Iginla and Ladislav Smid.

NOTES: Edmonton's Dustin Penner played in his 300th NHL game. ... It was Edmonton D Sheldon Souray's first game against the Flames since he was tripped into the boards and injured by Calgary's Jarome Iginla on Oct. 8. ... Iginla has now gone six games without scoring against the Oilers and 10 games without scoring at Rexall Place in Edmonton. ... Jokinen recorded his 300th career assist on Calgary's first-period goal.

scoring summary
1st Period
02:02
EDM
Ryan Potulny (8) Tip-in - ASST: Jason Strudwick (4), Patrick O'Sullivan (12)
1 - 0 EDM
18:58
CGY
Rene Bourque (11) Backhand shot - ASST: Nigel Dawes (10), Olli Jokinen (19)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
09:22
CGY
PPG - Rene Bourque (12) Backhand shot - ASST: Olli Jokinen (20), Dustin Boyd (8)
2 - 1 CGY
3rd Period
05:37
CGY
SHG - Rene Bourque (13) Tip-in - ASST: Daymond Langkow (13)
3 - 1 CGY
07:06
CGY
Mark Giordano (4) Snap shot - ASST: Craig Conroy (9)
4 - 1 CGY
penalty summary
1st Period
02:03
CGY
Dustin Boyd  Fighting (maj) against  Andrew Cogliano
02:03
EDM
Andrew Cogliano  Fighting (maj) against  Dustin Boyd
02:21
CGY
Fredrik Sjostrom  Holding against  Sheldon Souray
08:15
CGY
Jay Bouwmeester  Hooking against  Ethan Moreau
16:45
EDM
Andrew Cogliano  Tripping against  Fredrik Sjostrom
2nd Period
02:56
CGY
Dustin Boyd  Tripping against  Andrew Cogliano
08:54
EDM
Jean-Francois Jacques  Boarding against  Nigel Dawes
15:18
EDM
Ryan Stone  Roughing against  Rene Bourque
3rd Period
04:56
CGY
Olli Jokinen  Hooking against  Dustin Penner
09:42
CGY
Mark Giordano  Delaying Game-Smothering puck
14:55
EDM
Ladislav Smid  Fighting (maj) against  Jarome Iginla
14:55
CGY
Jarome Iginla  Fighting (maj) against  Ladislav Smid
15:13
EDM
Steve Staios  Fighting (maj) against  Robyn Regehr
15:13
CGY
Robyn Regehr  Fighting (maj) against  Steve Staios
15:53
EDM
Shawn Horcoff  Roughing against  Craig Conroy
18:05
EDM
Patrick O'Sullivan  Cross checking against  Dion Phaneuf
19:09
EDM
Ryan Stone  Fighting (maj) against  Aaron Johnson
19:09
CGY
Aaron Johnson  Fighting (maj) against  Ryan Stone
19:09
EDM
Ryan Stone  Misconduct (10 min)
goalie stats
Miikka Kiprusoff
SA: 35TOI: 60:00
Saves: 34EV: 23 - 24
PIM: 0PP: 8 - 8
SV%: .971SH: 3 - 3
Jeff Deslauriers
SA: 23TOI: 60:00
Saves: 19EV: 11 - 13
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 6
SV%: .826SH: 3 - 4