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Calgary Flames 9-6 victory in Game 1 against Oilers.

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The NHL’s first playoff Battle of Alberta in quite a while made up for its long nonappearance with an overflow of objectives in the principal round of the series.
Matthew Tkachuk scored a full go-around for the Calgary Flames in Wednesday’s 9-6 win over the Edmonton Oilers in Game 1.
A sum of 15 objectives made it the most noteworthy scoring season finisher game including the Flames and Oilers.
It outperformed the dozen the two groups scored in Game 3 of the 1983 Smythe Division last.
“Strange game,” Flames head coach Darryl Sutter said. “We scored on our first two shots and there were probably six different games out there. Take the win. Move on.”
Blake Coleman scored a couple of objectives for the Flames, who drove 5-1 from the get-go in the subsequent period.
Rasmus Andersson and Andrew Mangiapane each contributed an objective and two helps to the triumph.
Elias Lindholm and Brett Ritchie likewise scored for Calgary while goaltender Jacob Markstrom halted 22 shots for the success.
Zach Hyman scored two times for Edmonton. Connor McDavid delivered his fourth in a row multi-point game at the end of the season games with an objective and three bits of help.
Edmonton’s chief leads the association’s post-season focuses race with five objectives and 13 helps.

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