Simmonds, Giroux have two points each to lift Flyers over Oilers

Bruce McCurdy, Edmonton Journal Published on: December 7, 2017 | Last Updated: December 7, 2017 3:05 AM MST Edmonton Oilers forward Patrick Maroon is checked by Philadelphia Flyers' Andrew MacDonald in front of goalie Brian Elliott in Edmonton on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. Larry Wong / Photo by Larry Wong/Postmedia“You can look at a hockey resume and understand how good a coach is but it’s an other thing to spend time with them,” said Hakstol. “It’s pretty obvious what a sharp, quality human-being he is.Jakub Voracek and Simmonds accounted for 16 of the Flyers’ 33 shots on goal, and it was Simmonds’ last shot on an empty net that sealed the game in the final minute.

#97 Connor McDavid, 6. Played 21:52 during which he mustered just 1 shot, which happened to be his team’s only powerplay shot of the night on a makeshift rush during a line change. Was much more dangerous passing the disc, notably the beauty pass he fed Draisaitl for the shorty or another he sent to Lucic for a great chance in the third. Skated well and put some real separation between himself and opponents at times. 6/8=75% on the dot. But has to bear some of the responsibility for a powerplay unit that continues to spin its wheels, with McDavid himself unwilling to shoot from the wall and seemingly unable to penetrate closer to goal either with or without the puck. 

Flyers double up Oilers, sweep season series

Coming up short The Flyers tied it up five minutes later on the power play with a nice three-way passing play converted in front by Weal, who tipped it past Edmonton goalie Laurent Brossoit.

Edmonton pulled to within one on Nugent-Hopkins’ rebound goal with 6:40 remaining.

Flyers players celebrate a goal in the second period of Philadelphia’s 4-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press)You must verify your email address before signing in. Check your email for your verification email, or enter your email address in the form below to resend the email.The Oilers struck shorthanded 3:21 into the second. Connor McDavid broke in down the right side and sent a pass across to Draisaitl, who was able to beat a sprawling Brian Elliott. It was the Oilers’ fourth shorthanded goal in the last 11 games. The Flyers went on their fourth power play five minutes later and finally made the Oilers play, with Jordan Weal tapping in a cross-crease pass. Dale Weise snuck one through Brossoit’s five-hole with 5:15 left in the period to make it 2-1 Philadelphia.Vancouver Province. He had two sports hernia surgeries after last season, and didn’t take part in Oilers camp.

Cam Talbot is hurt so the Edmonton Oilers have every excuse to lose, hmmm?3. Ivan Provorov: Logged over 28 minutes of ice time (28:08) and recorded eight hits, the most of any player in the game.

Edmonton opened the scoring four minutes into the second period when Connor McDavid got a backhand pass through to Draisaitl, who beat Elliott for his eighth of the season. Weal tied it five minutes later on a power play.

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Maple Leafs 2, Flames 1, SO • At Toronto,Frederik Andersen made 47 saves in regulation and overtime and stopped three more shots in a shootout in Toronto’s win over Calgary. William Nylander scored the winner in the fourth round of the shootout, deking to the backhand to beat Mike Smith. Morgan Rielly scored in regulation for the Maple Leafs. Toronto improved to 18-10-1 and moved into second place in the Eastern Conference, three points behind Tampa Bay.

Flyers 4, Oilers 2: Two in a row in Alberta

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Around the NHL: Simmonds leads Flyers as they double up Oilers

At this pace, the Oilers will finish the season with a -73 penalty differential. For reference, the team with the league’s worst penalty differential was Arizona, who were only -34.Brian Elliott made 24 saves in the win, while Laurent Brossoit stopped 29 of the 32 shots he faced.

menu more-arrow no yes Horizontal – White The Copper & Blue Edmonton Oilers Schedule, Roster, News, and Rumors | The Copper & Blue Log In or Sign Up Log In Sign Up Fanposts Fanshots Sections Oilers Odds Shop About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub More All 319 blogs on Horizontal – White Fanposts Fanshots Sections Opinion Statistical Analysis Oil Spills Signings & Trades Bakersfield Condors Full Archive Oilers Stories Schedule Roster Stats Yahoo Oilers News Yahoo Oilers Team Page Yahoo Oilers Report Yahoo Oilers Depth Chart Yahoo Oilers Transactions Yahoo Oilers Photos Odds Shop About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕ Oilers Fall 4-2 to Flyers New, 1 comment And look bad doing it. By ctravers@CoreyTravers Dec 6, 2017, 10:39pm MST tweet share pin Rec Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports The Oilers turned in a pretty lackluster performance, in front of a home crowd tonight, at Rogers Place. The 4-2 loss (with an empty netter), really doesn’t do their uninspired performance justice.Dale Weise scored his first goal in a month taking a feed from Claude Giroux, who outraced the defense to a loose puck in setting up Weise (see highlights).

Elliott stopped 24 shots and he’s expected to play on back-to-back nights after Michal Neuvirth was placed on injured reserve Wednesday morning (see story).

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It opened up a bit in the second, but not in a good way for Edmonton. They did go ahead 1-0 on a short-handed goal by Leon Draisaitl at 3:41, but then sagged badly and gave up goals to Jordan Weal and Dale Weiss six minutes apart to fall behind 2-1 at the first intermission.

It’s been a Weal long time since Jordan has celebrated!

Edmonton Oilers forward Patrick Maroon is checked by Philadelphia Flyers' Andrew MacDonald in front of goalie Brian Elliott in Edmonton on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017.Larry Wong / Photo by Larry Wong/Postmedia

“Pretty good play by Giroux there. He pulls up, I’m coming off the change there, kind of used the defenceman as the screen and put it on net,” Weise added.

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If you do, you’ll be earning an NHL paycheque for quite some time. You may even end up as a starting goaltender and a star.TAKING SHOTSJake Voracek and Wayne Simmonds had eight shots apiece, accounting for 16 of the Flyers’ 33 shots on goal. The last time the Flyers had two players with eight or more shots on goal in the same game was January 6, 2009, when Braydon Coburn and Jeff Carter each had eight in a 2-1 shootout loss at Washington. In that game, Coburn, Carter and Scottie Upshall (7 shots) accounted for 23 of the Flyers’ 34 shots.

Leon Draisaitl’s game? Yes, he finished a shorthanded two-on-one with Connor McDavid for Edmonton’s first goal, but the rest of the evening he was silent, as he has been on far too many nights this season.

“Our power play was on the ice for four minutes tonight and it got one puck to the goalie’s pads,” McLellan said. “Their power play looked dangerous and ours didn’t.
Edmonton came that close to tying it up early in the third.
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.

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