CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- Right-winger Tony Amonte had a goal and
an assist in an impressive home debut, and Brent Krahn made 22
saves as the Flames beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-0 in an NHL
exhibition game Friday night.
After Eric Nystrom put Calgary ahead 1:57 into the second
period, Amonte took a centering pass from Jarome Iginla and ripped
a shot just inside a goal post to make it 2-0 at 4:31.
Just over four minutes later, the Flames' new top line struck
again with Daymond Langkow firing in his first of the preseason
after Amonte's pass from behind the net. That was more than enough
offense for Krahn, who continues to impress in his bid for the
backup job behind Miikka Kiprusoff.
Although he didn't face a shot for the game's first 12 minutes,
he made a sharp save off Shawn Horcoff from in close on his first
chance, and that seemed to set the tone.
Krahn made eight saves in the first, six more in the second, and
was flawless on eight shots in the third.<
Calgary evened its record at 2-2-0, while the Oilers slipped to
It was the second straight strong outing for Krahn, who is
battling former Colorado goalie Phillippe Sauve.
Ty Conklin played the first period for Edmonton and was perfect
on 10 shots he faced before giving way to Devan Dubnyk, who played
the final two periods.