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Flames suffer setback in Edmonton

by Torie Peterson / Calgary Flames

EDMONTON, AB -- The Calgary Flames fell 3-1 in their pre-season battle with the Oilers in Edmonton.

Joni Ortio went the distance in net for the Flames, making 21 saves.

The Oilers opened the scoring at 1:28 of the opening stanza when Marco Roy took a pass from Leon Draisaitl and slipped it under Ortio's pads.

Calgary responded with a goal just over three minutes later, taking advantage of a too-many-men call on the Oilers. Curtis Glencross got his stick on Kris Russell's point shot, redirecting it over Ben Scrivens. Dennis Wideman was credited with the secondary assist on the tally.

Justin Schultz made it 2-1 Edmonton before the first period came to a close.

The Oilers added to their total at 6:22 with a Ryan Nugent-Hopkins power play goal.

The Flames had two golden opportunities to beat an out-of-position Scrivens in the middle frame, both of which came off of Glencross' stick. The winger perched himself on the left side of the net but sent the puck wide on his pair of chances.

Neither team could find the back of the net in the third stanza. Final shots on net sat at 24-22 in favour of the Oilers.

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