Battle of Alberta – Oilers Take the Series over Flames


CALGARY – SPORTS – The Battle of Alberta has ended in a 4-1 Series Victory for the Edmonton Oilers on Calgary Flames home ice.

Connor McDavid scored 5:03 into overtime, and the Edmonton Oilers eliminated the Calgary Flames with a 5-4 win in Game 5 of the Western Conference Second Round at Scotiabank Saddledome on Thursday.

McDavid won it when he beat Jacob Markstrom low glove side from the slot on a setup by Leon Draisaitl, who had four assists.

“He’s everything to us,” Draisaitl said of McDavid. “He’s our leader, he’s our go-to guy. He’s the guy that everyone looks up to when you need him. He’s done it all season, he’s done it all his career. Last two months or last month or whatever it has been, he’s been amazing for us. Eventually you just kind of run out of words.”