Edmonton, AB, Canada (4E Sports) – Curtis Glencross had a hat trick as the Calgary Flames cruised past the Edmonton Oilers, 8-1 Saturday at Rexall Place.
Matt Stajan, Mike Cammalleri, Mark Giordano, Paul Byron and Kevin Westgarth also scored for the Flames.
The Oilers took a 1-0 advantage after a goal by Jeff Petry at 4:34 of the first period.
The game was tied less than four minutes later with Giordano’s goal.
The Flames went up 2-1 four minutes into the second period as Cammalleri scored from the corner.
A minute later, Stajan was awarded a penalty shot and beat goalteder Viktor Fasth with a backhand on a 1-on-1 opportunity.
The Flames had their fourth goal courtesy of Byron who scored from the side of the net.
Just 1:18 later, the Glencross tucked a shot over Fasth’s shoulder to give the Flames a 5-1 lead.
Glencross scored again early in the thirrd followed by Westgarth’s goal 37 seconds later.
Calgary made it 8-1 with just under seven minutes to play as Glencross notched his hat trick on a long shot through traffic.