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Glencross has hat trick, Flames rout Oilers 8-1

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 23, 2014 at 1:26 am •  Published: March 23, 2014

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Calgary Flames were still bitter from a one-goal loss to the Nashville Predators on Friday night.

They took it out on the Edmonton Oilers a day later.

Curtis Glencross had a hat trick and Matt Stajan scored on a penalty shot and added three assists as the Flames scored four times in just over three minutes in the second period to cruise past the Edmonton Oilers 8-1 on Saturday night.

"What a great game," Flames coach Bob Hartley said. "We wanted to redeem ourselves from (Friday) night's game. I could see that the boys were not very impressed with the performance from last night. We just worked very simple, we were very effective and we scored some great goals."

Mike Cammalleri, Mark Giordano, Paul Byron and Kevin Westgarth also scored for the Flames, who lost 6-5 to the Predators on Friday. They have won four of their last six and are 26th overall in the NHL standings.

"It's been a challenge for us to produce offense this year," Cammalleri said. "It's nice to see pucks go in like they did. You don't expect to score eight goals every night, but it's nice to get that feeling where you feel like the puck is going to go in the net for us."

It was an emotional game for Stajan, who pointed up to the sky after scoring in honor of his newborn son, who died earlier this month.

"That one means a lot," he said. "It's been obviously not easy and that one was for the little guy. It felt good and it gave us some puck-luck after, too.

"We'll move on now and I'll remember that one forever."

Jeff Petry scored for the Oilers, who have lost two in a row and remain in second-to-last place in the league.

"It's pretty obvious how bad we played tonight. We are obviously very frustrated with how we played this game," Oilers forward David Perron said. "It is pretty embarrassing."

Oilers coach Dallas Eakins agreed that the fans were within their rights to voice their disgust.

"That was probably the longest last 15 minutes of a game that I have ever been involved with," he said. "I apologize to the fans who were here tonight and had to watch it."

The Flames went up 2-1 four minutes into the second period as Mikael Backlund sent a cross-ice pass to Cammalleri, who was able to pick the corner with a quick shot before Fasth could get across the net.

A minute later, Calgary had a two-goal advantage. Stajan was awarded a penalty shot after a slashing call on a breakaway from Edmonton defenseman Mark Fraser. Stajan made the most of the 1-on-1 opportunity, beating Fasth glove-side with a backhand shot.

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