By Jenny Masters
James van Riemsdyk and Morgan Frost scored in the shootout, Carter Hart made 34 saves and the Flyers defeated the Edmonton Oilers 2-1.
Kevin Hayes scored in regulation for the Flyers’ second win in 11 tries in games past regulation.
Evander Kane scored and Connor McDavid had an assist for the Oilers, who lost for just the second time in 10 games. Edmonton has earned points in both of those defeats during the stretch, as they have come past regulation. Stuart Skinner stopped 35 shots for Edmonton.
After Philly’s Travis Konecny and McDavid failed to score, Frost and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins converted in the shootout. Van Riemsdyk then gave Philadelphia a 2-1 advantage by shooting past Skinner’s right pad before Hart clinched the victory with a pad save of Leon Draisaitl’s attempt.
“He shot five-hole, and I made the save,” Hart said. “Big two points for us.”
Hart made a fantastic glove save on McDavid’s wrister 3:30 into the extra session, after McDavid, who leads the NHL in goals and points, came flying into the zone