The Calgary Flames beat the Edmonton Oilers by a 4-2 score on Saturday night. Here are selected reactions from players and coaches following the game.
The Battle of Alberta has been criticized for being a rather tepid, emotionless affair in recent years. Well, the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers put together a game full of emotion on Saturday night. The Flames struck three times in the third period to beat the Oilers by a 4-2 score.
The first 2018-19 installment of the Battle of Alberta on Saturday night started off with a heated first period. Much of the bad blood was a result of a hit by Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl on Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk.
The Government of Alberta, Calgary Flames Foundation and Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation are teaming up on a unique initiative.Flames and Oilers fans will soon be able to represent their team via license plates.
It’s no secret that fans and media circle the handful of Battle of Alberta games on their respective calendars. But the rivalry remains special to the players on both sides that take part in it.
Folks, it’s time for the first Battle of Alberta of the 2018-19 season! The Calgary Flames (10-8-1, 21 points) host the Edmonton Oilers (9-8-1, 19 points) in a game that carries a lot of importance for both clubs as they approach the quarter mark of the regular season.
Hockey’s Battle of Alberta might be the best rivalry in sports. The dispute between the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers has raged on since 1980, though it’s been awhile since it’s been a terribly bitter affair. But it may be becoming a true battle once more.