CALGARY, AB - A wild finish to the latest edition of the Battle of Alberta on Saturday night saw the Flames nearly complete a five-goal comeback in the final frame. The Oilers did pull out the 7-5 win and while it wasn't the kind of win that might have been expected after 40 minutes with a 5-1 lead, it was a win nonetheless, and the 400th of Oilers Head Coach Todd McLellan's career.
"It means I've got grey hair," the always-humble McLellan joked when first asked what it means to hit such a milestone.
"But I'll tell you what, it's a honour to be in this league and 400 is a pretty small number when you look at what some of the long-term coaches have got. I've got a long way to go… But it's a small milestone but I'm glad I got to do it with this group."
Todd McLellan's all-time coaching record now sits at 400-246-85 spread over 10 seasons between the San Jose Sharks and Edmonton Oilers.