Edmonton Oilers lose to Calgary Flames in OT

Calgary Flames forward Kevin Westgarth lays on the ice after being knocked out by Edmonton Oilers...

Calgary Flames forward Kevin Westgarth lays on the ice after being knocked out by Edmonton Oilers forward Luke Gazdic during the first period at Rexall Place Saturday. (Perry Nelson/USA TODAY Sports)

ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:03 AM ET

Least, but not last.

The Edmonton Oilers might not be 30th in the NHL, yet, but the way they’re going lately you’d never know it.

The 29th place Oilers had their hands full and then some Saturday, losing a 2-1 decision to the 27th place Calgary Flames.

Sean Monahan’s second goal of the game, early in overtime, sent 16,839 Oilers fans into the cold, dark night with nothing to show for their time and money but more frustration and defeat.

Edmonton trailed 1-0 most of the game until David Perron tied it 1-1 midway through the third period to force overtime, but they caved in the OT.

All of the action in the first period came in a hurry, beginning with the only goal of the frame, Calgary’s Sean Monahan at 10:15.

At 10:16, on the ensuing faceoff, Kevin Westgarth made the mistake of squaring off with Edmonton tough guy Luke Gazdic, who knocked out his 6-foot-4, 235-pound opponent with a pair of clean right hands.


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