The Philadelphia Flyers were in Edmonton to take on Connor McDavid and the Oilers. Fresh off their first win in about three weeks, the Flyers were looking to keep momentum going and start a new streak of their own.
But, he had to play with Andrew MacDonald. How you feeling, Provy?
A beardless Jake Voracek was ready to keep his momentum going as a top-10 scorer in the NHL.
Travis Sanheim tried to keep Connor McDavid at rest with a great poke check.
Shayne Gostisbehere’s keep lead to the Flyers’ only real chance of the period, despite controlling play in the Oilers’ zone.
Someone must’ve read John Boruk’s criticism today.
It was again #FlyersAfterDark, which meant sensual post-period interviews with Chris Therien.
The Flyers got an early power play after Patrick Maroon elbowed MacDonald and then interfered with Taylor Leier.
It was a perfect chance to take advantage of a struggling team. Prior to that, Ivan Provorov made a great check to negate a chance from McDavid.
But McDavid would make some noise on the penalty kill. After a Sean Couturier turnover, McDavid stole the puck, skated into the offensive zone, and fed Leon Draisaitl for a shorthanded goal.
Travis Sanheim then took a penalty and it seemed like Edmonton had all the momentum in the game.
After the kill, Nolan Patrick drew a penalty.
Wayne Simmonds’ backhand was very close to tying things up. The Flyers were pounding away and generating chances but couldn’t open the flood gates.
But the captain would make sure that did happen. Claude Giroux fed Couturier with a cross-ice pass moving the goaltender. Couturier, seeing the goalie move, dished the puck over to Jordan Weal, who put the puck home.
A tic-tac-toe effort.
It’s been a Weal long time since Jordan has celebrated!
Minutes later, after a long shift, Giroux picked up a loose puck and found Dale Weise on a line change. Weise’s shot trickled through Brossoit’s five-hole and gave the Flyers a 2-1 lead.
The Flyers went into the final period of regulation with a 2-1 lead.
Scott Laughton was ready to get the W. Maybe a little too ready.
Edmonton came that close to tying it up early in the third.
His fourth goal in seven games!
Ghost was having himself a little laugh.
Nolan Patrick, the warrior, was bleeding after a collision with McDavid.
Travis Sanheim and Ivan Provorov. Nice
Brian Elliott made a huge save to deny Lucic on a 2-on-1.
Andrew MacDonald showed off his new style of defense.
But the Ryan Nugent-Hopkins made it a one-goal game.
Laughton took a tough penalty late in regulation.
But they would kill the penalty and Wayne Simmonds put the game away with an empty-netter.
A huge win for the Flyers. Their second straight! Elliott was incredible once again and has stopped 66 of his last 70 shots against.
The Flyers are right back at it on Thursday evening as they face the Vancouver Canucks. They know they need a better effort than they had at the Wells Fargo Center to beat them in their building.
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