Jeff Carter (Bridget Samuels, Wikimedia Commons)
The Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames were both on the wrong end of the stick Monday, and both lost by scores of 4-1.
In Columbus, the Blue Jackets scored early and often against the Flames. Jeff Carter and Antoine Vermette both scored in the first seven minutes to put the Blue Jackets up 2-0.
Carter, who missed ten games earlier in the season with a broken foot, scored another in the second period on the power play past Flames’ backup goaltender Henrik Karlsson for his first multi-goal game as a Blue Jacket.
Calgary now falls to 8-10-1.
Meanwhile in Texas, the Oilers lost to the Dallas Stars.
It was a complete effort from Dallas, who received a point from 11 different players. One Star forward that impressed me by his work ethic was Radek Dvorak, who played for the Oilers from 2002-2006. Dvorak scored his first of the season, shorthanded into an empty net.
It is a tough stretch for the Oilers who play again tonight at Nashville at 6pm.