June 16, 2024

In the second Battle of Alberta of the season, the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Calgary Flames 3-1 at Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday, January 20, extending their franchise-record winning streak to 13 games. Late in the first period, Oilers goalie Dan Vladar was denied by a shot from Ryan McLeod, giving the team a 1-0 lead. In the second period, MacKenzie Weegar’s goal at 1:58 brought the Flames even.

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After making 29 saves, Vladar was named the game’s first star. Goalie Stuart Skinner of Edmonton won second star honors after blocking 26 of the 27 shots the Flames attempted. In 2023–24, Edmonton leads the series 2-0 against the Flames. On October 29, the Oilers hosted the 2023 Heritage Classic in Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium, defeating their provincial rivals 5-2.

The Oilers are presently ranked third in the Pacific Division with 53 points after a 26-15-1 record. Only ten weeks ago, the team was ranked second in the NHL overall rankings; what a stunning turnaround. However, the Oilers’ historical accomplishments were the game’s most noteworthy development. The records that were broken or tied on Saturday are shown below:

enseman Rasmus Andersson and found Vladar in the back of the net. With 35 seconds left, Zach Hyman put an end to Calgary’s chances by scoring his team’s highest goal of the year into an empty net following an incredible solo effort to bring the ball down.

Edmonton moved above the Montreal Canadiens for the most wins in a row by an NHL team located in Canada with their 13th straight victory. In its rich past, Montreal has enjoyed two 12-game winning streaks. In 1968, the first one ran from January 6 to February 3. The second one ran from the conclusion of the 2014–15 season until the beginning of the 2015–16 one. The Pittsburgh Penguins, who won 17 games in a row in 1992–93, hold the record for the most wins by an NHL club.

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