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O'Sullivan shows off scoring touch

ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:36 AM ET

CALGARY -- They didn't count, at least not in the regular-season stats, but they felt pretty good just the same.

Hey, two goals is two goals.

"It's great. It's fun to score any time. You ask anybody and they'll tell you that," said Patrick O'Sullivan, who scored two goals in Edmonton's 4-1 exhibition win over the Flames last night at the Saddledome.

"I haven't been here that long, but any time you play Calgary you get that feeling that neither team wants to give an inch, no matter if it's exhibition or whatever."

O'Sullivan looked great on a line with Mike Comrie, who was on the ice for all three Edmonton goals and finished with two assists, showing nice jump. With Comrie out there dangling, the power play isn't nearly as stationary as it was last season.

"We played well together," said O'Sullivan. "We're both small players but we can use our speed to make tight little plays and (Ryan) Stone complemented us really well. He goes hard to the net and gets pucks."

Late hits ...

Rob Schremp also looks very good on the power play, where he assisted on Tom Gilbert's goal. Five on five he was OK ... Shawn Horcoff added the empty-netter ... It took all of 1:49 for the gloves to drop. Dean Arsene drew the retribution scuffle after a nice open-ice hit on Garth Murray ... Zack Stortini, who led the NHL in fighting majors last season, didn't wait long to get back in the spirit of things. He squared off with Brandon Prust at 10:52 ... Taking in the game last night was Kevin Lowe's buddy Gord Downie, lead singer for the Tragically Hip, who flew down with the team ... Kip Brennan couldn't buy a fight. He hit anything that moved, challenged everyone who came near him. Nothing ... The Oilers made two cuts yesterday, sending Bryon Pitton to Springfield and netminder Olivier Roy to Cape Breton ... Among the names not dressed for Calgary last night: Dion Phaneuf, Jay Bouwmeester, Jarome Iginla, Miikka Kiprusoff, Robyn Regehr, Olli Jokinen, Curtis Glencross, Cory Sarich and Daymond Langkow ... Jeff Deslauriers stopped all 13 Calgary shots before giving way to Devan Dubnyk midway through the second ... Former Oilers coach Craig MacTavish has been hired as guest analyst on TSN and will make his debut Sept. 21.


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