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Under the Scope: Oilers at Flames

by Marc Ciampa / Edmonton Oilers

Two late third period goals by the Calgary Flames led the home side to a 2-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers at the Saddledome on Tuesday night.

The Oilers struck first with a goal 6:42 into the opening period. Tom Gilbert took a feed from Corey Potter at the top of the left faceoff circle and teed it up, beating Flames netminder Miikka Kiprusoff with a one-timer to give Edmonton the lead.

With less than six minutes to play in the third, Jay Bouwmeester tied the game with a wrister between the hash marks. His shot went over the shoulder of Dubnyk and tied the game at 1-1.

About 90 seconds later, the Flames took the lead when Alex Tanguay pounced on a loose puck during a mad goalmouth scramble in front to slip the puck past a sprawling Devan Dubnyk to seal the 2-1 win.

All you need to know and more as we go Under the Scope:

With Edmonton leading 1-0 late in the third period and the Flames pressing, Calgary ended up scoring to tie the game. With 5:57 to play, Jay Bouwmeester wired a shot from between the hash marks to tie it up at 1-1. 1:29 later, Tanguay scored the winner.

9 Number of games the Oilers have now gone without a win at the Saddledome, with their last being October 17, 2008.
5 The number of hits recorded by Oilers winger Lennart Petrell.
3 The number of blocked shots by Lennart Petrell
511 Ironman streak of Flames defenceman and Edmontonian Jay Bouwmeester, the longest active streak in the NHL and the longest in NHL history by a defenceman.
3 The number of hits recorded by Ben Eager, despite only playing 3:45.

Olli Jokinen
G A P +/- Shots
0 1 1 +1 4

Shawn Horcoff
G A P +/- Shots
0 1 1 E 0

Jay Bouwmeester
G A P +/- Shots
1 0 1 E 2

Miikka Kiprusoff
25 27 1 60:00 .960

Devan Dubnyk
28 26 2 59:01 .928

Mark Giordano - D

23:32 - 0 PTS, E rating

Tom Gilbert - D

24:50 - 1 G, -1 rating

Early in the first period, Tom Gilbert took a feed from Corey Potter and teed it up from the top of the left faceoff circle, beating Flames netminder Miikka Kiprusoff with a one-timer on a beauty play to give Edmonton a 1-0 lead.

Miikka Kiprusoff wasn't very busy early on but late he was brilliant and possibly preserved a point for his team with an unbelievable save off Anton Lander on a redirected point shot in the dying seconds. 12 of his 24 saves were in the final frame.

Lennart Petrell played his best game as an Oiler tonight. In 16:23 of ice time, he blocked three shots, led both teams with a total of five hits and also won the only faceoff he had to take.

Last season, the Calgary Flames were 9-1-1 in home games against an opponent that played the previous night in either Edmonton or Vancouver.

"That's a game we've got to win. It's pretty disappointing because we feel like we gave away a couple points."

-- Ryan Whitney, playing his first game since last December, talks about the end result for the team tonight.

Thursday, October 20 vs. Minnesota
  7:30pm MDT (SNET-EDM / 630 CHED)

The Oilers return to Rexall on Thursday night where they face the Minnesota Wild. The game starts at 7:30 p.m. MDT and can be seen on Sportsnet Oilers.

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