Flames trying to shake off 'worst' playoff effort in 4-1 loss to Oilers

Calgary Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom, left, lets in a goal from Edmonton Oilers winger Evander Kane during second period NHL second round playoff hockey action in Edmonton, Sunday, May 22, 2022. Kane scored a natural hat trick during an electric six-minute span and captain Connor McDavid provided more magic with three assists in another dominant performance as the Edmonton Oilers downed the Calgary Flames 4-1 on Sunday to take a 2-1 lead in their second-round playoff series. Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press Calgary Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom, left, lets in a goal from Edmonton Oilers winger Evander Kane during second period NHL second round playoff hockey action in Edmonton, Sunday, May 22, 2022. Kane scored a natural hat trick during an electric six-minute span and captain Connor McDavid provided more magic with three assists in another dominant performance as the Edmonton Oilers downed the Calgary Flames 4-1 on Sunday to take a 2-1 lead in their second-round playoff series. Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press

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