The Loyal Order of National Hockey League Forwards, apparently, trumps the Battle of Alberta.

Because, despite the provincial rivalry, Calgary Flames winger Alex Tanguay is thrilled by what is happening in Edmonton.

Specifically, the handiwork of Sam Gagner.

"It's great to see," said Tanguay. "As a forward, you love to see scoring, there's no doubt about that. Goalies love to see shutouts, forwards love to see scoring. I guess if you work hard and get the bounces at the right place, anything can happen."

Gagner, as everyone knows, kicked the Chicago Blackhawks for eight points Thursday. Then, for good measure, the Oilers pivot nicked the Detroit Red Wings for another three Saturday.