The Edmonton Oilers were held to just three goals, with Leon Draisaitl factoring into each. That was enough to beat the Flyers, who couldn’t manage a goal in yet another defeat, falling to the Oilers, 3-0, on Tuesday night.
Now that the Flyers have a win under their belts, they look to continue that against another high-powered offense, facing the Edmonton Oilers.
For the third straight game, the Flyers faced the “win a period, win a game” scenario, once again going up against some stiff competition to start the season. After falling short last Saturday against the still-undefeated Florida Panthers, the Flyers passed the test this time.
The Flyers open a three-game Western Canada road trip against the Edmonton Oilers, another team undefeated with a 5-0-0 record. Wednesday’s game will mark a second straight without Ryan Ellis in the lineup, making the challenge that much tougher.
Travis Konecny had three assists in the Metropolitan Division’s 9-5 loss to the Atlantic Division. The Pacific Division claimed victory in the 3-on-3 tournament with a 5-4 win over the Atlantic in the final at the 2020 NHL All-Star Game in St. Louis.
Three quick goals in the second period put the game away as the Oilers rolled to a win over the Flyers behind Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl.
The Flyers complete their first of 17 back-to-backs this season, as they return to the ice following Tuesday’s 3-1 loss in Calgary to close out a three-game Western Canada road trip against the Edmonton Oilers.
Saturday’s game was certainly not be design, but the Flyers stayed with the game and found a way to rally back and win in overtime, defeating the Oilers, 5-4, in overtime. It has them up to seven straight wins and surging.
The Flyers come home for the next five games, starting with the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday afternoon, where they welcome Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and former head coach Ken Hitchcock.
Recent news from around the NHL include a shakeup in Edmonton, the All-Star spectacle in San Jose last weekend, and a big technology announcement that could change the NHL forever.
This is a game of two teams going in opposite directions. The Edmonton Oilers have surged back into a playoff spot with an 8-2-2 record under new coach Ken Hitchcock. The Flyers, meanwhile, are 1-1-1 on a five-game road trip with very little, if any, progress made since the firing of GM Ron Hextall.
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