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Oilers Ignite Flames' Stempniak and Comeau

Standard Spin: It was the Calgary Flames' role players who stepped up on Saturday to lead the team to a 6-2 drilling of the Oilers in Edmonton.  Lee Stempniak had a hat trick (3G, 1A) and Blake Comeau chipped in with 3 points of his own, while Olli Jokinen had 2A and Iginla picked up one helper.  The Flames are 5-1-1 in their last 7, but the reality is that they don't get to play the Oilers every night - a team on the rapid decline after their great start.  Of note: Ryan Smyth had a goal and an assist in the loss. (Jan.22)