The Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Oilers 2-1 at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday afternoon.
The Philadelphia Flyers beat the Edmonton Oilers with a final score of 2-1 in a Saturday afternoon showdown.
Claude Giroux opened the game up by scoring the game’s first goal on the powerplay, giving the Fly Guys a 1-0 lead.
The Flyers would maintain that lead into the second period, but the Oilers were able to tie it up on a goal scored by former Lehigh Valley Phantom Patrick Maroon.
The second period was a messy one for the Flyers, as they turned the puck over numerous times and lost their discipline.
Despite the sloppy second period, Wayne Simmonds was able to score the game-winning goal with less than two minutes remaining in the third period. The goal was the Wayne Train’s sixth of the season
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The Flyers were 1/3 on powerplays, while the Oilers were 0/3. Both teams finished the game with 25 shots on goal.
The Oilers led the game in both hits and blocks. They recorded 31 hits, while the Flyers recorded just 18. In addition, the blocked shots were close as well, with the Oilers leading just by 1, 22-21.
Brian Elliot was outstanding, picking up 23 saves. He only allowed one goal on 24 shots.
With the win, the Flyers stand at 5-3-0 for the season.
This game was a special one for referee Ian Walsh, who is a Philadelphia native. This game marked his 1,000th NHL game in which he was the ref.
He was honored pregame, and Wells Fargo Center erupted in cheers to support Walsh.
The Flyers will close out their homestand with a game against the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday.