Flames Drop Season Opener to Oilers


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The Calgary Flames started the 2006-2007 season on the road in Edmonton… and they might as well have stayed in Calgary. The Flames didn’t show up to play and fell 3-1 to the Oilers.

Edmonton came out running-and-gunning, and were rewarded with two 1st period goals from Peter Sykora. Daniel Tjarnqvist also scored in the 3rd period for the Oilers.

Calgary’s only goal came at 14:25 of the 3rd period when Jarome Iginla took a pass from Daymond Langkow and burned Dwayne Roloson’s hope of a shutout.

The back-to-back, Battle of Alberta start to the season shifts back to the Saddledome on Saturday for the Flames Home opener.

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Greg is the founder of Red Mile Blog has been following the Flames through good times and bad since they arrived in Calgary in the early 80s. He has written hundreds of articles on the Flames since 2005 and considers himself an expert on hockey inconsistency and frustration. He shoots right and usually plays defence, but has been known to jump up in the rush. He is a 2-time CAHL men's league champion and knows the sweet taste of beer from a Cup.

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