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Flames’ Matthew Tkachuk nets hat trick in epic Battle of Alberta Game 1 win vs. Oilers

The Calgary Flames beat the Edmonton Oilers 9-6 on Wednesday night in the highest-scoring Battle of Alberta in history. Calgary opened the scoring with two goals in the first minute, and the action didn’t slow down all night.

After the Flames took a 6-2 lead halfway through the second period, the Oilers stormed back to tie it 6-6 at the start of the third. Zach Hyman scored two goals for the Oilers in their comeback attempt, but it wasn’t enough to hold off Calgary.

The Flames added three goals in the third period, including two from Matthew Tkachuk. The left winger became the first Flames player to have a hat trick in the playoffs since Theo Fleury in 1995.

This story will be updated.

(Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

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