Kadri scores in four-goal first period, helps Flames hold off Oilers

EDMONTON — Nazem Kadri scored his first objective for the Calgary Flames in a 4-3 win in opposition to the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place on Saturday.

Kadri, who additionally had an help, prolonged the result in 3-1 at 7:41 of the first length after Oilers defenseman Brett Kulak fell at Edmonton’s blue line, permitting him to damage in all by myself at the continual play.

“I just tried to skate faster [when Kulak fell down],” Kadri mentioned. “That’s kind of what happened. I saw he was going down and I just tried to put on the jets, and luckily came out with a chance and was able to finish.”

Video: CGY@EDM: Kadri speeds in and nets a power-play objective

Michael Stone had a objective and two assists, Andrew Mangiapane scored, and Dan Vladar made 26 saves for Calgary (2-0-0).

“I think guys were great today, they were blocking shots,” Vladar mentioned. “Obviously, when you get the 4-1 lead, it’s way easier to play. You kind of don’t want to give them the momentum of letting the second one or the third one [in]. I did, but it wasn’t the plan, obviously. I’m just literally trying to do my best.”

Connor McDavid scored his fourth objective of the season, and Leon Draisaitl had two assists for Edmonton (1-1-0), which additionally fell at the back of 3-0 to the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday ahead of rallying for a 5-3 win.

“We’re putting ourselves behind in games, and obviously that’s not our plan heading into a game,” Oilers trainer Jay Woodcroft mentioned. “The response in the second and third was better, but when you put yourself down the way we did, it’s too big a hill to climb after being down to that team 4-1.”

Jack Campbell allowed 4 targets on 11 photographs ahead of being pulled 10:18 into the first length. Stuart Skinner made 31 saves in reduction.

“You look at some of the goals that went in, I thought around our net we were not near as assertive or hard the way we normally can play,” Woodcroft mentioned. “They did a good job of getting to our net, and we can do a better job of preventing them from getting there.”

Mikael Backlund gave the Flames a 1-0 lead at 1:13 of the first length, scoring on a rebound.

Cody Ceci tied it 1-1 at 3:18 from the top slot, however Stone put Calgary again in entrance 2-1 at 4:34 on a slap shot off a face-off.

After Kadri prolonged the lead, Mangiapane made it 4-1 at 10:18, cleansing up a free puck in the crease.

“I thought we played a really strong game,” Flames trainer Darryl Sutter mentioned. “In the second period, you knew they were going to come with a push, and they did early. … I thought for the most part we did a pretty good job.”

Video: CGY@EDM: McDavid fires house slick cross from Kane

McDavid reduce the result in 4-2 at 10:46 of the second one length at the continual play, scoring off a cross-crease backhand cross from Evander Kane.

Ryan McLeod made it 4-3 at 14:54 when he transformed a centering cross through defenseman Ryan Murray.

“The first period was good. We came out with a lot of energy and did some good things,” Stone mentioned. “We kind of got back on our heels a little bit in the second, but we managed to turn it back around in the third and finished off the game well, which was good to see. We didn’t panic. We know what it takes to win and what little things need to be done to win in this League.”

Vladar made 8 saves in the 3rd length, together with a save with the shaft of his stick on a backhand strive from Draisaitl in the low slot with 11 seconds last.

“We had a couple of whacks at the end. We were hoping one of those squeaks through, but it wasn’t meant to be,” Draisaitl mentioned. “Just individual and system mistakes, they’re little mistakes that are easy to clean up.

“We cannot spot a crew 3 targets in back-to-back nights, even though. That’s one thing we need to deal with, clearly.”

NOTES: Oilers forward Kailer Yamamoto had an assist, one shot on goal, one hit and one blocked shot in 14:35 of ice time after missing the first game of the season with an upper-body injury. … Edmonton forward Warren Foegele had two shots on goal and two hits in 11:35 after missing the first game of the season with an undisclosed injury. … Murray’s assist was his first point with the Oilers since signing a one-year contract Sept. 2. … Flames forward Kevin Rooney had an help for his first level with the crew since signing a two-year contract July 13. … Stone’s three-point sport was once his first in the NHL (506th sport). The defenseman signed a one-year contract on Oct. 11 after attending coaching camp on a qualified tryout settlement.

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