James van Riemsdyk and Morgan Frost scored within the shootout, Carter Hart made 34 saves and the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the visiting Edmonton Oilers 2-1 on Thursday night time.
Kevin Hayes scored in regulation for Philadelphia.
Evander Kane scored and Connor McDavid had an help for the Oilers, who misplaced for simply the second time in 10 video games. Edmonton has earned factors in each of these defeats in the course of the stretch, as they’ve come previous regulation. Stuart Skinner stopped 35 pictures for Edmonton.
After Philadelphia’s Travis Konecny and McDavid failed to attain, Frost and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins transformed within the shootout. Van Riemsdyk then gave Philadelphia a 2-1 benefit by capturing previous Skinner’s proper pad earlier than Hart clinched the victory with a pad save of Leon Draisaitl’s try.
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Goalie battle ends with Flyers win over Oilers in shootout
Hart made a improbable glove save on McDavid’s wrister 3:30 into the additional session, after McDavid, who leads the NHL in targets and factors, got here flying into the zone.
The Oilers appeared to go in entrance 2-1 with 12:36 left in regulation when Zach Hyman shot the puck into an empty internet. But the objective was overturned after Philadelphia coach John Tortorella challenged the play. Hart made the preliminary save on Warren Foegele’s close-range try. Foegele then crashed into Hart, and the puck sat within the crease for a simple tap-in by Hyman. Officials initially known as it a superb objective, however overturned the decision on the ice after video evaluation as a result of Hyman interfered with Hart.
Edmonton almost went forward with two minutes to play within the third interval on Kane’s wraparound strive that hit off the skate of defenceman Ivan Provorov. But Provorov recovered to clear the puck simply earlier than it crossed the objective line. Philadelphia had its finest scoring probability of the interval simply over a minute later when Noah Cates bought open within the slot, however his wrister was stopped by Skinner’s blocker.
McDavid recorded his NHL-leading 94th level by passing to Kane for the tying objective 1:56 into the second. The six-time all-star created house within the offensive zone after which dropped the puck to Kane, who shot previous Hart’s proper pad from the left circle for his eighth of the season. McDavid’s 53rd help of the season prolonged his level streak to 14 contests, with 9 targets and 13 assists throughout that span.
Hayes, Philadelphia’s all-star consultant final weekend in Florida, netted his sixteenth of the season 7:50 into the competition to place the Flyers up 1-0. Travis Sanheim arrange the objective with a drop cross, and Hayes fired a wrist shot from the precise circle previous Skinner’s glove facet.
The groups meet for the second and ultimate time on Feb. 21 in Edmonton.
Several “E-A-G-L-E-S!” chants for the Philadelphia Eagles broke out all through the sport as town is abuzz in anticipation of Sunday’s Super Bowl.
The Oilerx subsequent face the Senators in Ottawa on Saturday afternoon.