NHL 2022-23 Preseason
Calgary Flames vs Edmonton Oilers, 7 PM MT, Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary AB
Calgary Flames 2-1-0 - Edmonton Oilers 1-1-0
TV: Live stream at CalgaryFlames.com
Radio: Sportsnet 960
2021-22 Team Records
Calgary Flames: 50-21-11 (111 pts), 1st Place Pacific, 3rd Place Western Conference
Edmonton Oilers: 49-27-6 (104 pts), 2nd Place Pacific, 5th Place Western Conference
2021-22 Head To Head
Calgary Flames: 2-2-0
Edmonton Oilers: 2-2-0
(Edmonton won playoff series 4-1)
Last Time Out: 5/26/22: Calgary Flames 4 - Edmonton Oilers 5
Calgary Flames: Kylington (Day to Day/Personal), Parsons (Out/Undisclosed), Emilio Pettersen (Day to Day/LBI), Ritchie (Day to Day/LBI), Pospisil (Day to Day/LBI)
Edmonton Oilers: Smith (IR-LT/Undisclosed), Klefbom (IR-LT/Shoulder), Savoie (Out/LBI), Desharnais (Day to Day/Undisclosed), Lavoie (Out/Undisclosed)
Well, here we are. Another Battle of Alberta, albeit slightly less important being that this is a preseason game. However, after the Oilers slapped the Flames around in the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season, any game between these two will be intense no matter when it takes place.
The Flames surely (even though multiple players from that team are gone) still have a horrific taste in their mouths after the 4-1 series defeat at the hands of the Edmonton Oilers. For what was billed as a playoff series to end all playoff series, the Flames failed to live up to their end of the bargain as they were pushed around and just flat out outplayed by their hated rivals from up the road. An offseason retool for the Flames should add some new spice to this rivalry as players that didn’t perform well in the spotlight against Edmonton were moved out or left for greener pastures.
Both of these teams should be in the running for the top spot in the Pacific Division and if last year’s regular season was an indication, it should be a fun ride. The two teams split the four games they played and each was as intense or more than the prior matchup. Yes, Vegas may make a slight push, but the Oilers and Flames are still the cream of the crop in the Pacific and it all continues/begins anew tonight.
The Flames traveled with a light veteran crew to Seattle and lost 3-0 on Tuesday night, but Wednesday will see the return of many Flames regulars to the lineup. Jacob Markstrom will get his first start of the post season tonight between the pipes and Nazem Kadri will make his Flames debut as well. The Oilers haven’t put their lines out just yet, but you would have to think, much like the Flames, that there will be a more NHL type lineup than what both have been putting out there so far this preseason.
Puck drop is at 7PM MT from the Scotiabank Saddledome.