Oilers don't let it get you down

Not as many goals, but such an exciting sight.

Oilers don't let it get you down

Not as many goals, but such an exciting sight.

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The Oilers won Game 2 of the "Battle of Alberta" against the Flames by a score of 5-3 on Friday night in Calgary.

This second-round series is now tied at 1-1.

After an attacking festival of 15 goals (!) as a curtain raiser, the two goalkeepers were much better than Wednesday. The start of the encounter, however, resembled the previous one, as Mike Smith was quickly foiled twice. First Michael Stone opened the scoring, then Brett Ritchie doubled the lead in the seventh minute of play.

Duncan Keith then got the Oilers on the board before the end of the initial period, closing the gap to 2-1.

Returning from intermission, former CH Tyler Toffoli took advantage of a numerical superiority to give the Flames a two-goal lead.

The response from the Oilers, however, was immediate. Just a minute later, Connor McDavid (who else?!) scored his sixth goal of the playoffs to make it 3-2.

Jacob Markstrom gave in again in the middle frame, this time to Evan Bouchard short of a man, so the two rivals were tied 3-3 after 40 minutes.

The stalemate continued until midway through the third period. Zach Hyman then untied it, in numerical inferiority moreover, at the same time offering a first lead to the Oilers in the confrontation.

Leon Draisaitl added to that with his seventh goal of the playoffs. It was his third point of the game.

Markstrom finished his night on the job with 35 saves, compared to Smith's 37.

This all-Canadian series will continue Sunday night in Edmonton. You will be able to see this confrontation on TVA Sports and on TVA Sports direct from 7 p.m.