Edmonton Oilers advance to West Finals with OT win over Flames

Connor McDavid scored 5:03 in overtime to give the Edmonton Oilers a 5-4 win over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night. The Oilers win the series 4-1 and will play in the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 2006. The Flames took the lead midway through the first half when Andrew Mangiapane converted … Read more

Oilers attack early and late to beat Flames 5-3 in Game 4

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored the winning goal with 3:27 left in the third half as the Edmonton Oilers beat the Calgary Flames 5-3 on Tuesday night at Rogers Place. The Oilers lead the series 3-1 It took the Oilers just 21 seconds to take the lead. Jacob Markstrom turned the puck into the side of the … Read more

Battle of Alberta wedding edition: Duel fans celebrate nuptials overlooking the Oilers party

It all came together by chance, but an Alberta couple who are die-hard hockey fans happened to find themselves celebrating their nuptials Sunday night while watching the Oilers watch party at the Ice District Plaza in downtown Edmonton. Jasin Dhaliwal and his fiancee Manika Chopra-Dhaliwal have had their wedding plans in the works for months. … Read more

Evander Kane Hat-Tricks Edmonton Oilers Win Game 3 Against Calgary Flames

Evander Kane scored a natural hat-trick over a six-minute period in the second period to lead the Edmonton Oilers to a 4-1 victory over the Calgary Flames Sunday night at Rogers Place. Edmonton takes a 2-1 lead in the series. The Oilers beat the Flames 21-7 in the first period, but neither team made it … Read more

Edmonton Oilers comes from behind to take Game 2 in Calgary

The Edmonton Oilers bounced back from an initial deficit to a 5-3 win over the Calgary Flames on Friday night. The best-of-seven series is tied 1-1. “I just thought we fought harder, that was all,” Oilers captain Connor McDavid said after the game. “Working, being tougher in battles, winning about 50/50 pucks – you know … Read more

Battle of Alberta Game 1 sees Oilers lose 9-6 to Flames

The Calgary Flames avoided a comeback attempt by the Edmonton Oilers for a 9-6 win in Game 1 of their best-of-seven series. Flames opened a 2-0 lead with two goals in the first 51 seconds. Elias Lindholm defeated Mike Smith with a long kick to the fist, then Andrew Mangiapane shot close to the post. … Read more

Split Families Ready for Battle of Alberta Playoff Series

Friends and family are preparing to be divided as the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers reignited their NHL playoff hockey rivalry this week for the first time in 31 years. In some cases, battle lines are physically marked. For neighbors Wes Real and Travis Burndred, it’s the street that separates their two homes in Lethbridge, … Read more

Battle of Alberta Hockey Loyalties Split on Red Deer: ‘You Can’t Like Both’

The former Crown and Anchor bar in Red Deer, Alta., was famous for its line drawn down the middle as it hosted hockey fans during the fierce Battle of Alberta playoff games in the late 1980s. Calgary Flames fans were seated to one side. Edmonton Oilers fans were relegated to each other. NHL loyalties are … Read more

Flames defeats Stars in overtime to advance to playoffs second round – Calgary

The Calgary Flames won a playoff series for the second time in the last 17 years with a 3-2 overtime victory over the Dallas Stars on Sunday in the decisive seventh game of their series. Johnny Gaudreau scored the overtime winner at 15:09. He grabbed a rebound and delivered a wide-angle shot over Stars goalie … Read more

Dallas Stars Beat Calgary Flames 4-2 to Force Playoff Series to Game 7 – Calgary

The Dallas Stars doubled over the Calgary Flames 4-2 on Friday to tie their playoff streak and force a Game 7. READ MORE: 3 Game 7 Set for Saturday in NHL Playoff Action Defender Miro Heiskanen’s late second-half goal was the winning goal for the Stars, who will be looking to close out the conference … Read more