The Flames had just about as good a start to the season as anyone. Calgary beat the defending champion Colorado Avalanche 5-3 at home in their opener on Thursday night. Jacob Markstrom made 22 saves for his first win of the year. Newly-acquired LW Jonathan Huberdeau had an assist in 17:11 of ice time in his Calgary debut. Elias Lindholm, Tyler Toffoli and Dillon Dube were all goal scorers.
The Oilers had similar success in their opener, a 5-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks. Connor McDavid only took one game to further his case for the Hart Trophy, scoring a hat trick with an assist. C Leon Draisaitl had a goal and two assists in the win. Goalie Jack Campbell made 33 saves in his Edmonton debut.
Flames vs. Oilers
If you aren’t around a TV to check out this NHL matchup, you can stream the game via WatchESPN or the ESPN app. But keep in mind — you’ll need a subscription to ESPN+. You can subscribe to ESPN+ on the ESPN website, where you can get access for $5,99 per month. If you are a Hulu subscriber, you can stream the game on any of the Hulu apps.