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Great start for Flames with win over Oilers

The Calgary Flames hold the upper hand against the Edmonton Oilers in the Stanley Cup-kvartsfinal, after winning 9-6 (3-1, 3-4, 3-1) at home in game one. Calgary leads the series 1-0.

The Flames claimed three straight goals in first period as the team pulled ahead 3-0.

The Oilers narrowed the gap to 3-1 after Connor McDavid struck first in the period.

Blake Coleman scored early into the second period, assisted by Andrew Mangiapane and Rasmus Andersson, to give the Flames the lead.

Blake Coleman scored a goal early in the second, assisted by Noah Hanifin and Trevor Lewis, increasing the lead to 5-1 for the Flames.

Matthew Tkachuk scored halfway through, assisted by Johnny Gaudreau and Tyler Toffoli, to give the Flames the lead.

Oilers' Zach Hyman tallied a goal halfway through, cutting the deficit to 6-3. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins assisted.

The Oilers narrowed the gap again with a goal from Zach Hyman, assisted by Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Kailer Yamamoto in the second period.

The Oilers started the third period strongly and tied the game at 6-5 when Leon Draisaitl scored after 40 minutes and 6-6 on a goal by Kailer Yamamoto at 42 minutes.

After that though, it was mostly about the Flames. The Calgary Flames narrowed the gap and got back into the race after just after 49 minutes. After that the team took a 9-6 lead before the third period was over.

Calgary improves to 1–0–0, while Edmonton drops to 0–0–0.

The teams play again for Game 2 on Friday, May 20 at 10:30 p.m.

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