Edmonton Oilers win 2023 Heritage Classic

Evander Kane (Fanny Schertzer, Wikimedia Commons)

The Edmonton Oilers won the 2023 Heritage Classic in Edmonton, Alberta from Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta on Sunday. A total of 55, 411 saw the Battle of Alberta, as the Oilers beat the Calgary Flames 5-2.

Evander Kane of Vancouver, British Columbia, led the Oilers in scoring with three points, as he had one goal and two assists for three points. Two more Oilers had a multi-point game as Zach Hyman of Toronto, Ontario had one goal and one assist for two points, and Leon Draisaitl had two assists. The other Oilers goal scorers were Evan Bouchard of Oakville, Ontario, Vincent Desharnais of Laval, Quebec, and Brett Kulak of Edmonton, Alberta. For Desharnais, it was his first NHL regular season goal. Hyman, meanwhile, was a very impressive +4.

This was the second time in Oilers franchise history they have won the Heritage Classic. The Oilers previously won in 2017 at the Investors Group Field in Winnipeg, Manitoba by a score of 3-0 over the Winnipeg Jets.

The win over Calgary was Edmonton’s second win this season. They previously beat the Nashville Predators 6-1 on October 17. With the win, the Oilers improved to a record of two wins, five losses, and one tie, for five points, but are five points back of the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks, who are tied for third place in the Pacific Division.

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