The Edmonton Oilers are looking to win back-to-back games against the Flames and take a 2-1 series lead in the Battle of Alberta. After a dominating 4-1 win by Edmonton Monday, momentum seems to be in the Oilers’ hands. The Flames are deadly at home, however, with a record of 10-6-2. Not deadly compared to the top teams but for a struggling team with only 13 wins total, it’s pretty good. Calgary has won 11 of 12 against Edmonton at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
Oilers: An Edmonton win would put the Oilers in the 8th spot in the Western Conference and are looking for their first playoff appearance since the 2005-06 campaign when the Oilers won the Western Conference but were defeated by the Carolina Hurricanes in game 7 of the Stanley Cup.
Flames: Calgary is tied for the second-least amount of points in the NHL (30) with the Florida Panthers. The Flames are just four wins out of a playoff position with 14 games remaining in this shortened season.
Oilers: Taylor Hall has ten points in his last five games including a goal and an assist against Calgary on Monday night.
Injury report: Edmonton’s Andy Suton is still out indefinitely with a knee problems while teammate Eric Belanger is day-to-day with a groin injury. For Calgary, Paul Byron is out indefinitely with a hand injury.
Prediction: Oilers continue their dominance against the Flames and win solidly by a final of 5-2. Miikka Kiprusoff is pulled yet again thus decreasing his trade value. Cammalleri and Stajan score the two for the Flames.
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