NHL Game Summary - Edmonton at Calgary
(Friday, November 25th)
Final Score: Edmonton 2, Calgary 1 (SO)
Calgary, AB (Sports Network) - Fernando Pisani scored the lone shootout goal, as the Edmonton Oilers beat the Calgary Flames, 2-1, at the Pengrowth Saddledome.
After the first three skaters on each side were unable to score in the shootout, Pisani skated in on Miikka Kiprusoff and beat him high stick side with a backhander.
Mike Morrison then made a stick save on Calgary's Chuck Kobasew giving the Oilers the extra point.
"It's been a thrill to get a chance to play and make saves for the hockey club, but there is more work that needs to be done," said Morrison.
Radek Dvorak scored the regulation goal for the Oilers, who have won three straight and five of the last six. Morrison made 27 saves in the victory.
Marcus Nilson netted a goal for the Flames, who have lost only twice in the last 12 games. Kiprusoff ended the game with 27 saves in defeat.
With the Oilers leading 1-0 in the third period the Flames finally tied things up at 1-1 at 11:34 when Nilson scored his third goal of the season. From the left boards, Steve Reinprecht sent an errant pass to the slot that made its way to Nilson, who was camped out at the right side of the net, and he tapped the puck home for the goal.
In overtime, the best chance of the extra session came when, at the right side of the net, Jarome Iginla backhanded a loose puck at Morrison, who made the sliding glove save with under two minutes to go.
Iginla had a great chance in the shootout to give the Flames a lead, but he fired his wrist shot off the left post. Dion Phaneuf then shot wide of the net and Morrison stopped Kobasaw as the Flames could not tally a goal.
"It was nerve wracking deciding what move I was going to make," said Pisani. "The rest is history though."
At 14:42 of the first period, Dvorak gave Edmonton the 1-0 lead. Jarret Stoll skated into the Calgary zone along the left boards and flipped a centering pass to Dvorak, who one-timed the puck past Kiprusoff for the goal.
The Oilers carried the play in the first period and spent a lot of time in the Calgary zone, but Kiprusoff was solid, turning aside 14 shots.
Calgary had some scoring chances in the second period but Morrison stood tall making 10 saves.
With 14:31 remaining in the third stanza Calgary had a great chance to even the score. Shorthanded, Iginla raced into the Edmonton zone, fought off a defender, getting off a shot, that Morrison stopped with his right pad, keeping the Oilers lead at 1-0.
Despite the loss, Calgary is 4-0-2 in the last six meetings...Edmonton improved to 8-8 on the road and have played the most road games in the league this season...Stoll now has 14 assists on the year...Both teams were 0-5 on the power-play.
11/26 00:28:32 ET