At problem: Kassian's raving response to a blind-side body check from Tkachuk when he was currently battling for the puck with defenceman Mark Giordano."If you're going to strike like that, you have to address the bell every as soon as in a while," Kassian said. Kassian loves the rough stuff but hates that Tkachuk won't abide by the tough-guy code and drop the gloves when asked."I 'd like to see him get a number," Oilers head coach Dave Tippett said of Kassian. That's one of the greatest coward moves I've ever seen from Kassian.

For his next journey to Edmonton, maybe Matthew Tkachuk need to buy a new set of pilot sunglasses-- or, at the really least, a wide-brimmed hat to hide his mop of curls.

Lindholm, Flames squeeze past Oilers in Battle of Alberta: Elias Lindholm scored a set of goals to assist the Calgary Flames just past the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 in the Battle of Alberta 1:48 Much to the pleasure of Calgary fans, that's precisely whattranspired. Kassian got a double-minor, and Elias Lindholm potted the game-winner with the man advantage 39 seconds into the third duration. With the victory, the Flames( 25-17-5)climb into top place in the Pacific Division. "I 'd like to see him get a number," Oilers head coach Dave Tippett said of Kassian."You're in a tight game, it's 3-3, get a number and handle

it later. Handle winning the game."He paused before including:"I want we might have killed the penalty

for him." Fresh off signing a brand-new agreement, Flames sophomore defenceman Rasmus Andersson unloaded on the post-game radio show with FAN 960 host Patrick Steinberg."

They've got a great deal of pretenders out there,"Andersson stated."

It's actually great to beat those guys. That's one of the biggest coward moves I've ever seen from Kassian. We make people like that pay. That was a coward relocation ... that's the type of gamer he is." Tkachuk ramps it up Oiler fans would no doubt state Tkachuk was the coward on Saturday night and that he deserved a disciplinary hearing for the predatory nature of his hits. Regardless, Tkachuk is barely losing sleep over the derision from the north. He takes pride in drawing a league-leading

146 small penalties given that burglarizing the league in 2016/17. Just Like Corey Perry in his prime, Tkachuk wants to be adored by the fans of his group and disliked in 30 other cities throughout North America."I think his game is best when he's playing on that edge-- not unlike a lot of other top guys in the league who are truly competitive,"said Flames captain Mark Giordano."When you're competitive and you wish to win so badly, you enter into those fights on the ice."One of his highests since he came into the league is that he's able to ramp it up in huge video games." Anticipate more of the very same come Jan. 29 in Edmonton.