Calgary Flames vs. Edmonton Oilers
The Flames and Oilers competed at Commonwealth Stadium - Edmonton, Canada on October 29 at the 2023 Tim Hortons Heritage Classic.
NHL Heritage Classic returned to the Commonwealth after 20 years. The first Heritage event took place at the same venue on Nov 22, 2003.
Both the Oilers and the Flames made their third appearance in an outdoor NHL regular-season game. Before the 2023 Heritage Classic event, Calgary participated in the 2019 Heritage Classic when they played against the Winnipeg Jets. The Flames lost 2-1 to the Jets in overtime.
The Oilers previously played in the 2016 Heritage Classic outdoor event. They registered a stunning 3-0 victory triumph over the Winnipeg Jets.
Likewise, Edmonton hosted the Montreal Canadiens at the first-ever Heritage Classic event. The Canadiens enjoyed a 4-3 win against the Oilers.
As a part of the 2023-24 regular season games, Edmonton ended a four-game skid with a 5-2 win over the Flames in front of a sellout crowd of 55,411 at Commonwealth.
To help the Oilers win the match, forward Connor McDavid recorded an assist, who returned from an upper-body injury after missing the previous two games. McDavid made two shots on goal and was plus-2 in 23:26 of ice time.
Contributing to the Oilers' victory, Evander Kane accumulated a goal and two assists and Zach Hyman made a goal and an assist.
Likewise, Leon Draisaitl created two assists for the team (2-5-1), who were 0-3-1 during the skid. Their goalie Stuart Skinner saved 24 shots.
Nazem Kadri and A.J. Greer scored 1 goal each for the Flames which became insufficient to win over the Oilers. Both goals were assisted by MacKenzie Weegar. Calgary's netminder Jacob Markstrom recorded an impressive 29 shot-saves throughout the match.