[9:00 PM] Oilers @ Flames

Who will WIN this matchup?

Edmonton Oilers (1-0-0)

@ Calgary Flames (0-1-0)


Starting Goalies:

Cam Talbot (EDM): Confirmed

Brian Elliott(CGY): Confirmed


Current odds:

Edmonton Oilers: (+120)

Calgary Flames: (-140)


The Edmonton Oilers opened their new arena with budding superstar Connor McDavid playing a leading role, but the Calgary Flames will attempt to rewrite the script when they host their provincial rival on Friday in a rematch of the season opener. McDavid scored twice, including the tiebreaking goal, as the Oilers christened Rogers Place with a 7-4 win over the Flames on Wednesday night.

McDavid, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 draft, changed the momentum after Calgary forged a tie with a pair of short-handed goals, breaking a tie 86 seconds later before adding a penalty shot moments later as part of his three-point night.  The Oilers also got a lift from another youngster as Jesse Puljujarvi, the fourth overall selection in this year’s draft, notched a power-play goal in his NHL debut to put the game out of reach.

Calgary signed Brian Elliott to be the answer to the goaltending woes that plagued the team, but he had a nightmarish debut for the Flames, allowing three goals on the first five shots he faced, including the first two. Star forward Johnny Gaudreau also had a rough season debut with a minus-3 showing.

McDavid had a game-high six shots on goal in the season opener.

The Flames received short-handed tallies from Fs Troy Brouwer and Michael Frolik as well as a power-play goal from D Dennis Wideman.

The Oilers recalled D Eric Gryba from Bakersfield of the American Hockey League and placed D Brandon Davidson on injured reserve.


StreakSmarts Pick: Calgary Flames

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick