Oilers escape Flames' late charge to take 6th straight Battle of Alberta
Calgary gives Edmonton late scare with 4 in wild final frame
Jesse Puljujarvi scored twice in the first period as the Edmonton Oilers held off a wild third period Calgary rally to beat the Flames 7-5 on Saturday night.
The Oilers had a 6-1 lead in the third period before Calgary scored four in a row to come within one.
Jujhar Khaira, Mark Letustu, Milan Lucic, Patrick Maroon and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also scored for Edmonton (11-14-2). Going back to the start of last season, the Oilers have won six straight against Calgary, outscoring them 31-16.
Sam Bennett, with a pair, Mikael Frolik, Micheal Ferland and Johnny Gaudreau scored for Calgary (14-11-1).
Laurent Brossoit made 29 saves for the win in net. Mike Smith kicked out 22-of-27 shots through two periods before giving way to David Rittich, who made four saves on six shots.
The 19-year-old Puljujarvi opened the scoring 10:29 into the first period when the puck caromed to him off the end boards after Drake Caggiula missed the net on his slapshot.
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