By Jenny Masters
Virtually every team that comes to the Wells is better than the Flyers, who are in last place in the Metro, 37 points behind first-place Carolina.
And last night was no different.
Leon Draisaitl had a goal and two assists, Connor McDavid had a goal and an assist to lead the Edmonton Oilers to a 3-0 victory.
Draisaitl, who entered the game second in the league with 36 goals, didn’t register a shot in the Oilers’ 2-1 loss at Carolina on Sunday. He made up for that in Tuesday’s first period, notching his 37th with a wrist shot from long range on the power play that went high over Flyers goalie Carter Hart to give Edmonton a 1-0 lead with 2:19 left in the period.
McDavid recorded a secondary assist on the play, giving him 48 assists, and then scored an empty-netter with 1:40 to play for his 29th goal of the season.
Yamamoto increased the lead to 2-0 with 4:50 left in the second period when he poked home a rebound after a scramble in front.
The Flyers lost for the 20th time in the last 23 games while falling to 9-19 at home. The Flyers dropped to 1-4 during a franchise-record eight-game homestand and were shut out for the fifth time. Hart made 29 saves.
“We didn’t have the A-plus execution, that’s for sure,” interim coach Mike Yeo said.
The Flyers entered averaging 2.5 goals per game, which was fourth-fewest in the league, and its goal differential stands at minus-52 (131-183) after Tuesday’s loss.
“We’re fighting just to win,” Philadelphia’s Scott Laughton said. “It’s been a tough couple months for us.”