CALGARY, Alberta -- Intense rivalries often bring out the best in athletes.
That's what fans will be hoping for when the Calgary Flames (10-8-1) host the first installment of the Battle of Alberta against the Edmonton Oilers (9-8-1) at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday night.
"Obviously it's exciting playing against those guys," said Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau. "It's a good tradition playing against those guys. They get excited for those games and so do we. It's going to be a lot of fun and we're really looking forward to it."