SUN Hockey Pool

Game Over

STEVE MACFARLANE -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 8:33 AM ET

NEXT GAME: LOS ANGELES KINGS at CALGARY FLAMES

TOMORROW AT 7 P.M., TV: NONE, RADIO: FAN 960

SUN THREE STARS:

1. Shawn Horcoff, Oilers -- Scored two goals and an assist for the home team.

2. Dion Phaneuf, Flames -- Scored, blocked shots and nearly got into a scrap.

3. Fernando Pisani, Oilers -- Potted the game winner in the final minute of regulation.

TURNING POINT:

F Fernando Pisani's goal in the final seconds gave the Edmonton crowd something to cheer about.

BIG SAVE:

Flames G Miikka Kiprusoff got off to a shaky start, allowing the Oilers to score on their first shot of the night, but made a pair of spectacular saves on D Chris Pronger during a full two-minute five-on-three Edmonton powerplay late in the first period. First, Kiprusoff got his glove on Pronger's hard shot from the point, then used his blocker to deny the big defenceman's blast from the top of the circle. In the second, he foiled F Ales Hemsky's wraparound attempt with a diving blocker stop.

HARD HIT:

Flames F Jason Wiemer, trying to take advantage of his playing time at Chris Simon's expense, lined up Oilers D Igor Ulanov in the corner during the opening minutes, rattling the boards and drawing cheers from Calgary fans in attendance.

UNSUNG HERO:

D Igor Ulanov notched a pair in the same game for the first time in his career to help the Oilers beat the Flames for the first time in regulation this season.

FIGHT CARD:

None.

SCRATCHES:

CALGARY -- F Chris Simon was a healthy scratch for the second straight game. F Stephane Yelle (ankle) missed last night's contest after blocking a shot Saturday night in Calgary's win over Boston.

EDMONTON -- F J.J. Hunter (shoulder) is out indefinitely. F Radek Dvorak (groin) was placed on injured reserve yesterday, while G Ty Conklin was the odd man out in the Oilers' goaltender carousel.

BURNING QUESTION:

Which rivalry is more fun to watch ... Calgary vs. Vancouver or the Battle of Alberta?

WHAT IT MEANS:

The Oilers win their second game in four meetings against the Flames this season and tie Calgary for second spot in the Northwest Division.

NOTEWORTHY:

Oilers F Ales Hemsky extended his point streak to three games (1 goal, 4 assists).


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