Gretzky over the shoulder of Mike Vernon (sorry), Theo Fleury sliding down the ice, epic moments in Calgary Edmonton history for sure. Tonight certainly didn’t hold up to that standard, but for the first time in 11 years the Flames and Oilers met in a game past the midway point with both teams in a playoff spot. How sad is that? 11 years!
With the LA Kings and Nashville Predators behind both Alberta teams the push will be arduous down the stretch but for the time being the Flames and Oilers are both now teams once again, a great return to a rivalry.
In recent years the two teams have clashed in high scoring affairs, but tonight the two teams ground out a tense 2-1 Oilers win in a shoot out, with both clubs clearly understanding the importance of the game in the standings both tonight and the rest of the way.
They get back at it next weekend in Calgary, fun to see these two dormant giants go at it again.