RECAP: Oilers seven, Flames four

Video: OILERS Today | Oilers vs. Flames Post-GameEDMONTON, AB -Connor McDavid scored two plans, like a penalty shot, and Je se Puljujarvi scored his first during the NHL given that the Oilers beat the Calgary Flames 7-4 during the opening sport of Rogers Place’s inaugural season.The Oilers reported goodbye to Rexall Area final period and opened their new arena with a gain, launching a completely new period of your Fight of Alberta rivalry during the procedure. YOUR GAME-DAY ESSENTIALSGAME DAYView Picture GalleryBox ScoreInfographicLook back again at the In-Game BlogPOST-GAME VIDEOWatch HighlightsOILERS Now | Tom Gazzola wraps up the gameSIGHTS & SOUNDS | Home Opener at Rogers PlacePOST-GAME RAW | Ru sellPOST-GAME RAW | McDavidPOST-GAME RAW | SekeraPOST-GAME RAW | Todd McLellanOTHER SIDE | Flames Post-GameWHAT’S NEXTThe rematch between these two teams is Friday at 7 p.m. MT in Calgary. The sport can be seen on Sportsnet 360 and Sportsnet One or heard on 630 CHED and the Oilers Radio Network.POST-GAME UPDATESInside The Oilers Blog”We did a really good job of creating scoring chances and making them count when we got them,” claimed Oilers winger Milan Lucic. “I think the shots against and the ambitions against were a little bit higher then what we would have hoped but when you get the two points, that’s really all that matters and that’s the biggest thing. A lot of good things were done here tonight. Obviously, a lot of things we need to clean up moving forward if we want to continue having succe s.”The initial goal in Oilers Rogers Area history will forever be known as Patrick Maroon’s tally at 1:10 with the first period. Leon Draisaitl fired a shot from the high slot, which Maroon deflected in Jesse Puljujarvi Jersey off the shaft of his stick. Draisaitl scored the final goal in Rexall Place history, and his set-up helped christen the Oilers new arena.The Flames, out to spoil the party, evened things up at 1:46 of the opening frame. Alex Chia son buried a rebound in front, a sisted by Matt Stajan and Lance Bouma.Tyler Pitlick stole again the lead for Edmonton with snipe at 5:34 in the first. Former Flames defenceman Kris Ru sell went to the ice to block a shot, which was then picked up by Adam Lar son who set up a hard-skating Pitlick on the wing. Pitlick wheeled it up ice and buried his shot past Brian Elliott for the 2-1 advantage.”I think I was on a line change,” explained Pitlick. “I was skating back again and Lar son bumped the puck up to me and I skated down the wall. Me and (Ka sian) were on a 2-on-1 and I was just thinking ‘shoot the puck’ and don’t try and pa s and give up a scoring chance. I shot it and it went in.”Zack Ka sian made it 3-1, courtesy of a long-distance feed by Oscar Klefbom, which gave him a one-on-one crack at Elliott. Klefbom sauced the puck acro s ice to Klefbom setting up the breakaway. Klefbom made no mistake with a nice move and backhand bury at 15:12 from the opening period. McDavid recorded the second a sist.McDavid was hit by Deryk Engelland inside the corner, which prompted Lucic to drop the gloves in his first recreation as an Oiler. The big free-agent signing took on Engelland in a scrap, which resulted in a standing ovation by the Edmonton crowd.Online video: SIGHTS AND SOUNDS | Home Opener”It’s another one of those things that’s nice to get it over with early on within the season,” stated Lucic. “I fully expected it to be there heading into tonight’s activity. Guys are going to take runs at Connor. He showed tonight why he’s such a special player. It’s not just me, it’s everyone. We have to be team tough. That’s something we can improve on and it’s going to be a part of our identity.”At 6:21 of your Here,,,,,,,,,, Here,,,,,,,,,,,,, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here.,, Here,,,,,,,,,,,,, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here., here, here, here, here, here, here, here, Here,,,,,,,,,,,,, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here. here, here, here, here. second period, Jordan Eberle nearly put Edmonton up by three, but Elliott made a huge stop. McDavid pa sed the puck out in front to Eberle, who snapped a shot on net but Elliott’s glove was waiting for it.Calgary’s Troy Brouwer made it a one-goal activity by beating Cam Talbot glove side on a shorthanded breakaway at 8:26 from the second.Dougie Hamilton shoved McDavid into the net away from the puck, resulting in an interference penalty to Calgary. On the ensuing power play, Edmonton could not get much of anything going and Calgary got another shorthanded tally as a result. Mikael Backlund took the puck to the net and Michael Frolik finished the play at 11:51 of the second to tie the video game at 3-3.McDavid responded for the Oilers at 12:17. Andrej Sekera hammered a shot off the back wall and McDavid got a stick on it in the side of your net to pull Edmonton ahead 4-3. Ru sell recorded the second a sist for his second point of your night.The Struggle of Alberta continued to boil that has a scrum behind Talbot’s Jari Kurri Jersey net with six minutes left in the second period. Both Benoit Pouliot with the Oilers and Sam Bennett of your Flames received penalties, making it two minutes of 4-on-4 hockey. With more open ice, McDavid was able to go on a breakaway, on which he drew a hooking call and was awarded a penalty shot.McDavid skated down the ice, slowed inside the slot and used some lightning fast stick moves to conquer Elliott and make it 5-3 at 14:33 from the period. McDavid is the 11th different player in Oilers history to score on a penalty shot, and the initial ever at Rogers Place. Wayne Gretzky, who was in attendance within the match, scored the 1st penalty shot at Rexall Spot on January 19, 1993.”I’m actually not very good on penalty shots or breakaways and stuff like that,” claimed McDavid. “I actually mi s a lot more than I score. I just tried to mix it up and do something I’d never done before.”McDavid’s two plans in the middle frame helped give them much-needed cushion heading into the third. He nearly got the hat trick within the early minutes in the final period.McDavid blew past Mark Giordano to drive the net, but was stopped by Elliott. The puck sat while in the crease but a driving Eberle couldn’t get to it.The Oilers continued to roll at 9:00 of your third. Puljujarvi sniped his initially NHL goal to lift Edmonton to a 6-3 lead over their provincial rivals. The Finnish rookie was selected fourth overall in the 2016 NHL Draft.Dennis Wideman cut the Oilers lead to two by burying a one-timer at 11:29 on the third. But Eberle would put home the insurance empty-net tally to close out the seven-goal outing.The Oilers (1-0-0) and Flames (0-1-0) will meet again Friday evening at seven p.m. MT in Calgary.

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