By Ben Sullivan
The Flyers defeated the Edmonton Oilers 4-2, notching their second straight win.
Jordan Weal, Dale Weise, Michael Raffl and Wayne Simmonds scored for the Orange and Black (10-11-7), and Brian Elliott made 24 saves. Claude Giroux had two assists.
“It definitely feels good [to score], definitely the way we played too, it’s a pretty complete effort from our team,” Weise told NHL.com. “Getting contributions from everyone, it’s going to be huge if we want to keep stringing some wins together. I really liked the way we played the last two games, we made some adjustments through the neutral zone and we’re really clogging teams up, they’re not coming with as much speed and we’re getting out of our zone a little cleaner.”
Weal tied the game 1-1 on the power play at 8:53. He finished off a passing play in front on a cross-crease feed from Sean Couturier, who had taken a cross-ice pass from Giroux. The goal ended a 12-game goalless streak for Weal. He last scored on Oct. 30 in a 4-3 overtime loss against the Arizona Coyotes.
“That felt good, it’s been a long time coming,” Weal said. “It’s not been for a lack of hard work and creating chances. It’s nice when you can get out with special players like that and I was able to find a good spot and [Couturier] made a good play to find me.”
Weise gave the Flyers a 2-1 lead at 14:45, shooting between Brossoit’s pads from the top of the left face-off circle.
Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse came close to tying the game 10 seconds into the third period, hitting the crossbar with a shot from the slot.
Raffl gave Philly a 3-1 lead at 4:06 of the third on a breakaway.
Forward Connor McDavid, who had the assist on Draisaitl’s goal, had the only shot on the power play for Edmonton.
“He’s a tough player to contain,” Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said. “But I thought, overall, our players did a good job.”
Simmonds scored into an empty net with 39 seconds remaining to make it 4-2.