CALGARY, Alberta -- Former Oiler Curtis Glencross scored 2:22 into overtime Friday night to give the Calgary Flames a 4-3 preseason victory over Edmonton.
Glencross picked up a loose puck at center ice and raced in on goaltender Jeff Drouin-Deslaurier, beating the rookie with a nifty deke to his backhand.
"I was a little surprised I had as much time as I had. Seeing I had lots of space I kind of put my head down and went to the net. He was coming out a long way so I figured I'd have to deke him," said Glencross, who has two goals and four assists in six games after signing with Calgary this summer as a free agent.
Calgary had tied it 3-3 at 5:58 of the third period on Jarome Iginla's second goal of the game.
The game before a boisterous crowd sellout crowd of 19,289 featured a missed penalty shot, Calgary's Todd Bertuzzi hobbling off the ice with an injury of unknown severity to his right ankle and the ejection of Edmonton coach Craig MacTavish. The second period featured four fights and a barrage of penalties.
"It was 'Game on' like the old days here, and sometimes that's good for both teams at the end of the day," MacTavish said.
A controversial offseason free agent signing, Bertuzzi had turned in an impressive training camp and was in line for a spot on one of the Flames' top two lines.
During a 5-on-3 in the second period, Bertuzzi was screening in front of the net when Marc Giordano's slap shot caught him squarely on the right foot. Bertuzzi immediately limped off the ice to the dressing room, putting no weight on the foot.
"Todd has got a bruised leg," Flames coach Mike Keenan said. "We were hoping for the best and that it wasn't a fracture, and it wasn't a fracture."
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Arena: Scotiabank Saddledome Location: Calgary, Alberta