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Rookie Post-Game: Flames rookies can’t hold on against Oilers rookies

The Calgary Flames were the better team for much of their rookie camp clash with the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night at Rogers Place. Unfortunately, they just couldn’t hold onto their leads and ended up leaving town with a 4-3 loss to the Oilers.

The rundown

The Flames had a pretty strong first period, carrying roughly 60% of the play in the opening 20 minutes and getting rewarded with some goals.

They went up 1-0 early in the period off a really nice cycling shift by Connor Zary, Jakob Pelletier and Dmitry Zavgorodniy. Zavgorodniy headed off and was replaced by Walker Duehr, who slid into the slot, had his initial shot stopped by Oilers netminder Olivier Rodrigue, then buried his own rebound.