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Edmonton Oilers beat Flames for 5th time this season

Connor McDavid scored the game winner in the third as the Edmonton Oilers downed the Calgary Flames 3-2 Friday night at Rogers Place.

The Oilers are 5-2 against the Flames this season.

Michael Stone fired a point shot past a screened Mike Smith for his first of the season with 7:37 to go in the first. The Oilers had 14 shots in the first after having only 16 the entire game Tuesday in Montreal.

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins flipped in a backhand on the power play early in the second.

Four minutes later, right after another Oilers man advantage expired, Matthew Tkachuk jumped out of the box, took a breakaway pass and beat Smith for his 10th of the season.

The Oilers replied with a sharp four-way passing play, Leon Draisaitl to Ethan Bear to Kailer Yamamoto to Dominik Kahun, who tapped in his sixth.

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In the third, Kailer Yamamoto drove to the net and drew an interference penalty on Noah Hanifin.

Right off the face-off on the ensuing power play, McDavid snapped a shot that went through Jacob Markstrom and dribbled over the goal line.

Smith made 24 saves to improve to 13-3-1. The Oilers were 2/5 on the power play.

The Oilers, 23-14-1, will start a three-game road trip in Montreal on Monday.

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