The Oilers Rookies converted three of their seven power plays, getting man-advantage goals from Brady Stonehouse, Carl Berglund and Matvey Petrov, but they never led in the game as each of those markers came in an equalizing fashion.
“It’s the Battle of Alberta, right?” Petrov said of the feisty affair and ensuing special teams showdown. “There’s always emotion in the game and stuff like that, but I think we did a really good job today and I’m looking forward to our next game.”
Ilya Nikolaev scored Calgary’s first two goals, and Matt Coronato put them up 3-2 with 11:37 to go in the third period on the power play. But it was Petrov who forced extra time when he wired a one-timer top shelf past netminder Connor Murphy with 7:29 remaining in regulation.
“He made some nice plays on the power play,” Chaulk said of Petrov, who also set up Berglund’s goal by banking a pass off the centreman’s skate. “He sees some ice, he shoots the puck, and he makes some backdoor sneaky passes.”