Four down, four to go.
The Edmonton Oilers regular season inches ever so closer with last night’s 2-1 overtime victory against the Calgary Flames.
In a quick trip down the QE2 for the first dance of the NHL season between the two rivals, the Oilers’ B-Team got down early to the Flames’ A-Team, but that didn’t mean they were out of the game. In what was very clearly a pre-season game, the Oilers kept themselves in the game limiting high danger-chances and minimizing what they could.
While Calgary controlled the pace of play early, Edmonton didn’t roll over. Their own shot totals climbed from four in the first, to eight in the second, and 15 in the third — an imperative frame wherein the Oilers paced the Flames in shots by four while getting controlling the lion’s share of scoring chances. Trailing by just one goal all night, it was Dylan Holloway who scored with 1:40 left in the third frame to tie the game up at one, and send it to overtime.
There it was the Condors Connection of Seth Griffith and Brad Malone as the former fed the latter for a game-winner halfway through the extra frame.