EDMONTON – David Moss scored twice as the Calgary Flames won their fourth pre-season game in a row, defeating the Edmonton Oilers 4-0 on Tuesday.
Dion Phaneuf and Eric Nystrom also scored and goalie Curtis McElhiney earned the shutout with a meagre 19 stops for the Flames (4-1-0).
Calgary started the scoring five minutes into the opening frame as Lubomir Visnovsky’s attempt to clear the puck while shorthanded was tipped by Daymond Langkow and picked up by Phaneuf, who wristed a shot through the legs of Oilers (1-2-2) starter Dwayne Roloson for the 1-0 lead.
The Flames would have loved to have had a video replay late in the period as an Adrian Aucoin shot snuck past Roloson and was oozing its way into the net and looked to have inched over the goal-line before being swept away by Carl Corazzini to keep it a one-goal game.
Calgary went ahead 2-0 after some prolonged pressure early in the second as Dustin Boyd wheeled behind the net and fed it in front to Moss who had an easy tap-in for his third of the pre-season.
The Flames took a three-goal lead 10 minutes later on another soft-looking goal as Andre Roy sent it in front and Nystrom one-timed it past Roloson.
And with four minutes remaining in the second they put the game completely out of reach on a nice give-and-go passing play with Curtis Glencross sending it across to Moss who scored his second of the contest on a hard shot glove-side on Roloson.
Calgary outshot Edmonton 31-12 through the first 40 minutes.
Devan Dubnyk came in to replace Roloson for the scoreless third.
The Flames are in Vancouver on Wednesday while the Oilers next game is in Calgary on Thursday.
NOTES: The Oilers have made a move to address team toughness, claiming defenceman Steve MacIntyre off waivers from Florida. The 6-6, 265-pound native of Brock, Sask., has seen playing time at both defence and forward during his career. Now in his eighth pro season, the 28-year-old had 213 penalty minutes last season with Providence of the AHL.