Sean Allen looks ahead to the week of Dec. 26 and analyzes how teams have responded to in-season coaching changes.
EDMONTON 2, CALGARY 1
Edmonton (1-0-0) at Calgary (0-1-0) 10:00 pm EDT
Petr Sykora scored his first two goals with Edmonton and Dwayne Roloson turned aside 31 shots to lead the Oilers to a 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night in the teams' season opener.
Petr Sykora showed just how happy he was to get out of Anaheim and move into his own version of Fantasyland.
Playing their fourth game in five nights, the Anaheim Mighty Ducks needed just five good minutes of hockey to earn a point Sunday.