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HOW’D YOUR BATTLE OF ALBERTA GO?

Calgary Flames v Edmonton Oilers
Hats off to Connor McDavid, who scored three goals en route to a 3-0 victory over the Calgary Flames last night.
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How’d your Battle of Alberta go for you? Good? That’s good!

Thursday morning hotlinks! Here we go.

  • Connor McDavid had two goals and an empty netter for the hatty in last night’s Battle of Alberta. Oilers 3, Flames 0. Patrick has the recap.
  • Local hero Cst. Michael Chernyk was at last night’s game. (Global’s Got it)
  • Eric Duhatschek notes that the last significant Battle of Alberta took place in 1991. The Flames, he argues, want nothing more than to make the Battle of Alberta relevant again. They’re close. They’re really close. Scoring zero goals and getting outshot 45-26 in the first game of the season? They’re so close. (The Athletic)

It’s a heck of a way to start a season. Add the fact that we’re not angrily discussing defence is a major plus. The Jets are up on Saturday. Enjoy the highlights.