Flyers top Oilers, 4-2

Sam Carchidi, The Philadelphia Inquirer on

Published in Hockey

EDMONTON, Alberta -- For just the second time this season, the Philadelphia Flyers have a two-game winning streak.

Hey, it's a start.

They got goals from Jordan Weal, Dale Weise, and Michael Raffl and defeated Edmonton, 4-2, on Wednesday night at Rogers Place.

It was their second straight win after going 0-5-5 in their previous 10 games.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored on a rebound after a wild scramble in front, cutting the Flyers' lead to 3-2 with 6 minutes, 40 seconds remaining.

But goalie Brian Elliott and his teammates withstood a late Edmonton power play and held on for the victory. Elliott robbed Connor McDavid from point-blank range with 2:05 to go.


Wayne Simmonds iced the win with an empty-net goal.

Raffl, sent away on a breakaway by Jake Voracek, put a shot inside the left post to give the Flyers a 3-1 lead with 15:54 left in the third period. A turnover by defenseman Kris Russell put the play in motion, leading to Raffl's second goal in as many games.

With the Flyers holding a 2-1 lead, Edmonton's Darnell Nurse fired a shot off the post in the opening seconds of the third period.

Playing with three rookies on defense because an injury to Brandon Manning caused Mark Alt to enter the lineup, the Flyers held a huge territorial advantage With 5:15 left in the second period, Weise, sent in on a crafty pass by Claude Giroux (two assists), scored off the rush as he fired a shot from the high slot past Laurent Brossoit, who had allowed five goals in each of his previous two games.


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