The Calgary Flames got their first win of the season Saturday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
Defenceman Jay Bouwmeester might have had one of the greatest games as a Calgary Flame in his career as Calgary defeated Edmonton 4-3.
Bouwmeester had a goal, an assist and was a +2 in the contest, as the Flames improve to 1-2-1 on the season.
Lee Stempniak also had a multi-point game for the Flames with a goal and two assists. His goal at 14:57 of the third period came on the power play from Bouwmeester and Jiri Hudler.
The Flames played very strong defensively throughout the evening, limiting the Oilers in scoring opportunities. Calgary outshot Edmonton 35-20, and the Oilers only had ten shots on goal after the first period.
The experienced role players of the Flames (Stempniak, Curtis Glencross and Mike Cammalleri) were significantly better than the Oilers more experienced forwards (Ales Hemsky, Ryan Smyth and Eric Belanger), although Oilers captain Shawn Horcoff might have had his best game of the season.
Edmonton next plays Colorado on Monday and Calgary next plays Colorado on Thursday.