The Oilers chased Miikka Kiprusoff out of the game as they ended a nine-game losing streak in Calgary by beating the Flames, 6-1. The Flames now drop to ninth place after the loss due to points obtained by the Kings.
Coming into Tuesday night's game versus the Flames, the Edmonton Oilers lost nine straight games in Calgary. The Oilers finally exorcised those demons by a clear margin, drubbing the Flames, 6-1. Calgary now drops to ninth place after the Los Angeles Kings earned a point against the Phoenix Coyotes the same night.
The Flames started hot, and opened the night's scoring, with a slap shot from Scott Hannan from the point that found its way past Devan Dubnyk thanks to a solid screen by Krys Kolanos. However, after killing its first penalty of the game, Edmonton had all the momentum and used it to get Jordan Eberle to knot the score late in the first. The goal was Eberle's 100th career point.
An amazing pass by the speedy Taylor Hall to catch up to Ales Hemsky gave the Oilers the lead to start the outpouring of Edmonton goals in the middle frame. Four minutes later, Eric Belanger banked in on a rebound from Ben Eager's shot on a 2-on-1, while just 30 seconds after Belanger scores, Sam Gagner shot a laser past Miikka Kiprusoff after Eberle's solid pass from behind the net.
Edmonton closed the period out in style after Jeff Petry started the play along the boards, made a backhand pass to Gagner, who danced his way to the front of the net for a feed to Ryan Smyth for the veteran's 799th career point and a 5-1 lead for the visitors:
Kiprusoff's last game was a shutout against the Kings, but after allowing five goals through two periods to the Oilers, Henrik Karlsson took over the reins in net in the third period. Karlsson held his own until there was 2:31 left in the game where Taylor Hall scored his 21st goal of the season using Edmonton's fourth-ranked power play for the 6-1 final.