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OILERS FALL TO FLAMES 5-2 IN YOUNG STARS CLASSIC OPENER
By Carter Baum,
The Edmonton Oilers opened up the 2013 Young Stars Classic with a 5-2 loss to the Calgary Flames. Four players with ties to the Oklahoma City Barons played in the opening game of the tournament in Penticton, British Columbia: goalie Tyler Bunz, forwards Cameron Abney and Austin Fyten and defenseman Martin Marincin.
Bunz earned the nod in the Oilers net from Barons head coach Todd Nelson, and stopped 29 of the 34 shots he faced. Despite the score, Bunz made several quality saves early in the game, stopping 15 of 18 shots faced in the 1st period.
Abney registered 3 shots on net in the game and picked up 4 penalty minutes for a delay of game penalty in the 2nd period and a high-sticking penalty in the 3rd.
Fyten didn’t register a shot on net or a point, but was +1 for the game, being on the ice when Jujhar Khaira deflected a Martin Gernat shot for the first Oilers goal of the game, at the 9:01 of the 2nd period.
Marincin also went +1 for the game when Travis Ewanyk scored off of a faceoff at 18:19 of the 2nd period. Marincin also registered 2 penalty minutes for a holding minor at 5:19 of the 3rd period.
The Oilers next game of the tournament is Saturday night at 9:30 CST against the Winnipeg Jets. All games of the tournament can be seen live at oilers.nhl.com.
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