Battle of Alberta Game 4: Oilers Take Charge Lead Series 3-1


EDMONTON – SPORTS – The Edmonton Oilers have taken a commanding three games to one lead over the Calgary Flames.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Evander Kane each scored twice for the Edmonton Oilers in a 5-3 win against the Calgary Flames in Game 4 of the Western Conference Second Round at Rogers Place on Tuesday.

The Oilers lead 3-1 in the best-of-7 series. Game 5 is at Calgary on Thursday.

“We stuck with it all game. We knew they would have a push back,” Nugent-Hopkins. “We stuck together and didn’t turn on each other at any moment, and it shows good signs for our team.”

Leon Draisaitl had three assists, and Connor McDavid had two assists for Edmonton, the No. 2 seed in the Pacific Division. Mike Smith made 29 saves.

Jacob Markstrom allowed four goals on 25 shots for Calgary, the No. 1 seed in the Pacific.