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REPORT: Calgary Flames make SURPRISE goaltending decision against Oilers tonight

Published October 15, 2022 at 5:57 PM
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The Battle of Alberta is alive and well, but it might not be as entertaining physically this year without Tkachuk on the Flames and Kassian on the Oilers.

Last season the two teams met in the second round of the playoffs, in which game 1 turned into a high scoring affair, which the Flames ended up prevailing. The Oilers then went on to win 4 straight and eliminate the Flames from the playoffs.

Tonight the Edmonton Oilers host the Calgary Flames in the first meeting of the season and there is some surprising news coming out of Calgary for the goaltending position.

The Flames have played one game this season so far, which was a 5-3 win over the defending Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche, in which Jacob Markstrom stopped 22 of 25 shots to hold the victory on Thursday.


Tonight the Flames are choosing to go with backup goalie Daniel Vladar against their province rival.



Vladar had a very good pre-season, which many actually discussed him stealing the starting gig away from Markstrom this season.



While this may sound like a poor move playing your backup against a division rival, the Edmonton Oilers have not been kind to Markstrom in the past and it might be the smart move giving the net to someone else for a chance at the Oilers.

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