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Flames 2, Oilers 1

February 9, 1999

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) _ Phil Housley and Theoren Fleury scored first-period goals and Fred Brathwaite made 35 saves as the Calgary Flames defeated the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 Monday night.

Doug Weight scored his first goal of the season for Edmonton, which outshot Calgary 36-26 but lost for just the third time in their last 10 (4-3-3). Calgary ended a four-game winless streak.

Brathwaite mixed in several spectacular saves among the routine. One of his victims was Dean McAmmond, when the goalie made an acrobatic pad stop in the game’s final seconds.

It was the fifth win of the year for Brathwaite, who signed with the Flames on Jan. 7 from the Canadian national team after Calgary was hit hard by injuries to its goaltending corps. He spent the previous two seasons with Manitoba of the IHL.

Brathwaite had five career wins in 40 appearances with Edmonton from 1993-96.

Edmonton finished 0-for-8 with the man-advantage, including three successive chances early in the third period.

A key sequence came late in the first period with the Flames ahead 1-0 when Brathwaite stopped Josef Beranek’s backhander from close-in.

Fleury scooped the rebound off Brathwaite’s pad and fed the puck to Jarome Iginla, who fed it back to Fleury breaking through center. Fleury carried the puck over the Edmonton blue line, cut to the middle of the ice and fired a wrist shot into the top corner past Bob Essensa’s glove.

Housley opened the scoring on a power play at 9:05 of the first. It was just Calgary’s fourth power-play goal in the 81 opportunities.

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