Edmonton 2, Calgary 0

Friday, December 27, 2013 9:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Edmonton 13-24-2-1 6-11-1-0 7-13-1-1 W2
Calgary 14-18-4-2 7-8-3-0 7-10-1-2 L1


Oilers 2, Flames 0: Ryan Smyth scored twice and Devan Dubnyk turned aside 27 shots for his eighth career shutout as visiting Edmonton improved to 2-0-1 against its provincial rival.

Boyd Gordon notched two assists and Ales Hemsky had one as the Oilers have won two straight following a season-high six-game losing streak. 

Reto Berra finished with 26 saves for the Flames, who have dropped five of six (1-3-2). 

Edmonton opened the scoring with 2:38 remaining in the first period as Hemsky's sharp-angle bid from the lower edge of the right faceoff circle caromed off the left shoulder of Smyth and into the net. The veteran, who snapped a 13-game goalless streak, had been held off the scoresheet in each of his previous six contests.

Calgary captain Mark Giordano's point shot rang off both posts before squirting out early in the third period. Smyth ended the suspense with an empty-net goal and Dubnyk snapped a three-start losing streak by securing his second shutout of the season.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Calgary nearly opened the scoring in the first period, but Giordano's apparent goal from the point was disallowed after C Joe Colborne made contact with Dubnyk. ... Edmonton captain Andrew Ference played in his 800th NHL game. ... Calgary C Paul Byron was shaken up during the team's morning practice but showed no ill effects and logged 17:19 of ice time. ... Oilers D Corey Potter suffered a groin injury in the second period and did not return. 

Top Game Performances

Edmonton   Calgary
Ryan Smyth 2 Points N/A
Ryan Smyth 2 Goals N/A
Boyd Gordon 2 Assists N/A
Ryan Smyth 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Devan Dubnyk 1.000 Save Percentage Reto Berra .963
Devan Dubnyk 27 Saves Reto Berra 26

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Edmonton 28 2 1-4 2-2 4 29
Calgary 27 0 0-2 3-4 8 30

Upcoming Games

  • Calgary will play its next game at home against Vancouver. The Flames have a W/L % of .214 after a win and .458 after a loss.
  • Edmonton will play its next game at home against Philadelphia. The Oilers have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .321 after a loss.
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