EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Philadelphia Flyers got beat by goalie Ilya Bryzgalov on a nine-year, $51 million deal in 2011.
On Saturday night, the Flyers beat Bryzgalov on the ice.
Bryzgalov was very good, but the Flyers outlasted Edmonton, 4-3, on rookie Michael Raffl's shootout goal at Rexall Place.
It was the first shootout attempt in Raffl's NHL career. Claude Giroux also scored for the Flyers in the shootout.
The Flyers outshot the Oilers in regulation, 38-16.
Scott Hartnell's tip-in tied the score at 3 with 5 minutes, 32 seconds left, and it was the Flyers' first five-on-three goal this season. It was their third power-play goal in the game.
About three minutes earlier, Edmonton had taken a 3-2 lead as David Perron's pass deflected off defenseman Nick Grossmann and past Steve Mason while the Oilers were on a power play.
Mason stopped Perron on a breakaway with 2:13 remaining in regulation.
Edmonton had entered the game with a 3-21-2 record against teams with a winning points percentage.
Wayne Simmonds scored a pair of second-period goals -- both on the power play -- as the Flyers overcame a 2-0 deficit and tied the game at 2.
Simmonds has scored two goals in each of his last three games. In franchise history, a Flyer has scored multiple goals in three consecutive games three other times; the last had been by Reggie Leach in 1981. (In 1976, Leach and Ross Lonsberry did it.)
Simmonds tipped in Giroux's left-circle one-timer for the first goal, then finished off a slick tic-tac-toe play with Jake Voracek and Scott Hartnell with 7:47 left in the second.
Voracek extended his points streak to nine games, while Giroux increased his to eight games.
Mason robbed Justin Schultz out front with about two minutes left in the second, keeping the game tied.
The Oilers hit the crossbar and post on two shots in the first seven minutes of the third period.
Mistakes by defensemen Braydon Coburn and Mark Streit helped the Oilers take a 2-0 lead in the game's opening 4:02. It marked the first time this season the Flyers had allowed more than one goal in the opening period.
A Coburn turnover enabled Taylor Hall to go in alone, and he fired a shot that caromed off the inside of the left post and into the net, giving Edmonton a 1-0 lead after 28 seconds.
About 31/2 minutes later, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins made a tricky move to turn Streit inside out and then beat Mason with a shot from the high slot.
The Flyers bought out the remaining seven years of Bryzgalov's contract in the offseason, and he was facing his ex-teammates for the first time since he signed a free-agent contract last month with Edmonton.
"Any time a goalie switches teams, he's going to want to prove something to his old team," Simmonds said. "We knew he was going to bring his 'A' game tonight."
Edmonton, which began the night with the 29th-best record in the 30-team league, was coming off a 2-0 win the previous night in Calgary.
The Flyers were playing their first game since Monday's 4-1 victory over Minnesota, their ninth straight home win.
On the road, however, they have struggled. They went into the night with five straight losses (0-3-2) on the road.
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