NHL Roundup : Oilers Rebound From Loss by Dousing the Flames, 6-0
You rarely embarrass the Edmonton Oilers and get away with it.
Rebounding from a 7-2 defeat Saturday night at Calgary, the Oilers handed the Flames their first shutout defeat of the season, 6-0, Sunday night at Edmonton.
Edmonton took control almost from the outset, scoring on power-play goals by Mark Messier and Glenn Anderson in the first period. It was Messier’s first goal in 13 games and Anderson’s first in 17.
Messier had 2 goals for Edmonton with Jimmy Carson, Craig MacTavish and Normand Lacombe also scoring for the Oilers.
Bill Ranford had 35 saves and three times had Calgary shots hit the goalpost while recording Edmonton’s first shutout of the season.
The win was the Oilers’ second in 6 games against Calgary this season. The Flames were looking for a sweep of the weekend series to pull 14 points ahead of third-place Edmonton in the Smythe Division.
Calgary started strongly, outshooting Edmonton, 9-1, in the first 8 minutes. But Ranford, starting in place of Grant Fuhr in the Edmonton net, made three particularly tough stops to keep the game scoreless until the Oiler onslaught of goalie Rick Wamsley began.
Boston 4, Quebec 2--Cam Neely scored 2 goals at Quebec and the Bruins handed the Nordiques their fifth consecutive defeat.
Neely and John Carter got things started for Boston with goals 68 seconds apart in the first period, and when Quebec closed to 3-2 in the final period, Neely closed the door with his second goal.
Chicago 3, New York Islanders 2--Denis Savard scored a pair of second-period goals and the Blackhawks downed the Islanders at Chicago.