Oilers' win helps 'Hawks get home ice
Shawn Horcoff and Sheldon Souray each had a goal and two assists and the Edmonton Oilers beat the CalgaryFlames 5-1 on Friday night, giving Chicago the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference playoffs.
Ales Kotalik, Steve MacIntyre and Patrick O'Sullivan also scored for the Oilers, eliminated from playoff contention Tuesday night.
Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers made 31 saves for the Oilers, out of the playoffs for the third straight year, in his first start since Nov. 30. Dwayne Roloson started the previous 36 games.
Michael Cammalleri scored for the Flames, two points behind Vancouver for the Northwest Division lead. Calgary played the game with only 15 skaters because of a recent series of injuries.
Kotalik opened the scoring with his 20th goal with 5:39 left in the second, MacIntyre made it 2-0 with 3:55 to go in the period, and Horcoff scored his 17th at 12:06 of the third.
After Cammalleri made it 3-1 at 12:42 of the third with his 37th of the season, O'Sullivan added his 16th for Edmonton, and Souray capped the scoring on a power play with his 23rd goal.
The teams will meet again Saturday night in Calgary in the regular-season finale.
Recent Quad Cities callup John Negrin took defenseman Dion Phaneuf's spot in the Flames' lineup. Phaneuf is thought to be nursing an injury. ... Defenseman Taylor Chorney made his NHL debut for Edmonton.