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CALGARY - Carey Price had full confidence that P. Matt Strahm Jersey .A. Parenteau would score the winner in the shootout.Parenteau did just that as he snapped a shot past Jonas Hiller to give the Montreal Canadiens a 2-1 shootout win over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday.He told me he was going to take care of business, said Price, who made 37 saves through regulation and overtime before stopping shootout attempts by Jiri Hudler, Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau. He said, I got this, so I put my full trust in him and was halfway to the blue-line before he shot. Hes got a great release. He really came up big for us there.Hiller stopped shots by Alex Galchenyuk and David Desharnais in the shootout before Parenteau beat him to the blocker side to end the game.When you know you have the game on your stick, it makes a huge difference, said Parenteau, who added that he used his go-to move. It makes you want to bear down and go home with those two points. Thats what I did. I had my move in mind and luckily I worked for me.Tom Gilbert also scored for the Canadiens (8-2-0), who had lost their previous seven games in Calgary.This has been a tough place to get wins, Price said. They play us tough when we come to town. It took every ounce of effort to get this one. Were just happy we pulled it off.Mark Giordano scored the lone goal of the game for the Flames (5-4-2), whose record fell to 1-1-2 during their current five-game homestand that will wrap up on Friday when they host the Nashville Predators.We played a good game, Giordano said. We were skating all night, created a lot of opportunities. A few of us - myself No. 1 — had some really, really good looks down the stretch. Got to find a way to bury one of those ones. It sucks to lose in a shootout - always — but we cant be disappointed with that game.Hiller, who finished with 18 saves, saw his personal winning streak end at three straight games.Price had to be sharp early in the first period to stop a Kris Russell point shot during a Calgary power play that was tipped on net by Curtis Glencross.I got lucky a few times, Price said. They do a pretty good job, especially Glencross, of being in front of the net. He tipped a couple.Calgary then had a two-man advantage for 46 seconds with Montreal defencemen P.K. Subban and Alexei Emelin in the penalty box. Dennis Wideman had the best chance to score, but he blasted a shot wide of the net that bounced off the boards and out of the zone to end the threat.The Canadiens had a chance to score a short-handed goal with Emelin still in the penalty box, but Lars Eller redirected a pass from Travis Moen high and wide of the Calgary net.During a man advantage for Montreal, Hiller stopped a hard shot from the slot off the stick of Brendan Gallagher. Hiller then made a glove save to stop a breakaway attempt by Montreal forward Rene Bourque.At the other end of the ice, Price stopped back-to-back shots by Monahan and Glencross to keep the Flames off the scoresheet during their third power play of the first period.Calgary appeared to open the scoring early in the second when Mikael Backlund tapped the puck into a wide-open net, but the goal was waived off due the net being off its moorings.The Flames continued to press and were rewarded when Giordano snapped a shot from the high slot into the top corner over Prices outstretched glove at 2:08 of the second. Giordano was set up by Gaudreau, who worked hard to keep the puck in the Montreal zone.The team was flying out there in the second and third periods, Gaudreau said. Thats the way we need to play the whole game. It was a great effort — goalie, defence, forwards. I think we shouldve come out with a win.The Canadiens tied the game at 12:48 of the second when Gilbert intercepted a clearing attempt by Matt Stajan and quickly snapped a shot from a bad angle into the top corner behind Hiller, who was screened on the play.At 12:32 of the third, Stajan had to be helped off the ice after a knee-on-knee collision with Montreal defenceman Jarred Tinordi, who received a minor penalty for kneeing.David Jones, who missed the past eight games with a lower-body injury, had a great chance to score for the Flames during the man advantage, but was denied by Price, who made a pad save before covering up the puck.In overtime, Price stopped Gaudreau at one end of the ice before Hiller returned the favour by standing his ground to deny a scoring attempt by Gallagher.Price then made a nice glove grab to snag a shot from the slot by Giordano before Hiller stopped a point blast by Subban to send the game to the shootout.Notes: Brandon Prust played his 100th career game with the Canadiens. A third-round draft pick of the Flames in 2004, Prust suited up for 78 games with Calgary between 2006 and 2010. … Calgary forward Joe Colborne left the game in the second period with an upper-body injury and didnt return. … Linesman Darren Gibbs was honoured before puck drop for working in his 1,000th NHL game. Franchy Cordero Padres Jersey .com) - They didnt meet in the regular season, so Sam Houston State might be saying it won the de facto title game between the two Southland Conference co-champions Saturday. Craig Stammen Jersey . -- Ryan Gropp scored in overtime as the Seattle Thunderbirds shut out the Spokane Chiefs 1-0 in Western Hockey League play Tuesday.EDMONTON -- It seems Edmonton Oilers owner Daryl Katz is throwing in the towel, on this season at least. In a letter to Oilers fans posted on the NHL teams website, Katz says its very likely the club will miss the Stanley Cup playoffs for an eighth straight season. Katzs statement comes with Edmonton still having more than 30 regular-season games yet to play. However, Edmonton (15-30-6) certainly faces an uphill battle in its quest to return to playoff contention. The Oilers are last in the Western Conference standings, 23 points behind Minnesota (27-19-5) and Vancouver (25-16-9), who are both tied for seventh. "I know this will almost certainly be the eighth consecutive year since we made the playoffs," Katz wrote. " I hate that fact as much as anyone, but the reality is that this is only year four of the rebuild that started when we drafted Taylor Hall. "The good news, if you can call it that, is that other teams that committed to fundamental rebuilds went through the same kind of droughts over the same kind of time frames, or longer. That doesnt make it fun for anyone; it just means we have to stay the course." The Oilers struggles have prompted suggestions the team needs to make a big trade but Katz said the franchise isnt interested in mortgaging its future with a reactionary move. "But I can also tell you that we are not going to sacrifice the future by doing something short-term," he said. "Those days are over and theyre not coming back. "If were going to rebuild, we want to do it right and we only want to do it once." Katz also defended Kevin Lowe, the former Oilers standout defenceman who has steadily risen through the ranks of the organization despite the team not making the playoffs since reaching the Stanley Cup final in 2005-06. In the space of the last 15 years, Lowe has moved from assistant coach to head coach to general manager and is now the clubs president of hockey operations. "Kevin is a big part of our organization, and its not just the Oilers that value his knowledge and perspective," Katz said. "He is consistently chosen, year after year, to play a leadership role with Hockey Canada. "But when it comes down to it, this is Craig MacTavishs team. He is the GM. He makes the calls, and he is accountable for building a team that can compete for the Stanley Cup -- year in and year out for years to come. Thats our vision. We are committed to it -- and were confident that we are on the right track." And Katz asked Oilers fans to remain patient with the hockey club. "Our fans have been incredibly patient and supportive," he said. "At the same time, we know theres a lot of frustration and we are asking you to hang in there while we fight through this and put the next few pieces of the team in place. "Ill tell you this, despite everything, we all wear our Oilers colours with the same pride now as we ever have, and as we will when were back on topp. Dave Winfield Jersey. We hope youll do the same. " Daryl Katzs message to fans To Oilers Fans Everywhere: We all thought this was going to be the year the Oilers turned the corner. Obviously, that hasnt happened, and it hurts. Its frustrating – for all of us. For our fans, for our players and staff, and for everyone in our community who shares a common bond around a game, a team and a city that we love. I know this will almost certainly be the eighth consecutive year since we made the playoffs. I hate that fact as much as anyone, but the reality is that this is only year four of the rebuild that started when we drafted Taylor Hall. The good news, if you can call it that, is that other teams that committed to fundamental rebuilds went through the same kind of droughts over the same kind of time frames, or longer. That doesnt make it fun for anyone; it just means we have to stay the course. Yes, we hoped and expected to be better this year – theres no question about that. But weve also been more active than any team I can think of in rebuilding our organization from bottom to top by supporting player development in OKC and Bakersfield, revamping our scouting organization, naming a new GM and a new coach, signing free agents like Justin Schultz, Boyd Gordon, Andrew Ference, Anton Belov and Ilya Bryzgalov, and trading for players like David Perron, and now Ben Scrivens and Matt Hendricks. And were not done. But I can also tell you that we are not going to sacrifice the future by doing something short-term. Those days are over and theyre not coming back. If were going to rebuild, we want to do it right and we only want to do it once. I hear a lot from fans about accountability, so lets be clear. We are all accountable. That includes me, Kevin, Craig, Dallas, every player who wears our jersey, and every member of our staff. I know Kevin is the target of a lot of personal attacks right now, and thats really unfortunate. Kevin is a big part of our organization, and its not just the Oilers that value his knowledge and perspective. He is consistently chosen, year after year, to play a leadership role with Hockey Canada. But when it comes down to it, this is Craig MacTavishs team. He is the GM. He makes the calls, and he is accountable for building a team that can compete for the Stanley Cup -- year in and year out for years to come. Thats our vision. We are committed to it -- and were confident that we are on the right track. Our fans have been incredibly patient and supportive. At the same time, we know theres a lot of frustration and we are asking you to hang in there while we fight through this and put the next few pieces of the team in place. Ill tell you this, despite everything, we all wear our Oilers colours with the same pride now as we ever have, and as we will when were back on top. We hope youll do the same. We value our fans, we hear you, and we appreciate your support. Daryl Katz ' ' '

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