Flyers double up Oilers, sweep season series – NHL on CBC Sports

The Philadelphia Flyers hope they are finally turning things around.

Wayne Simmonds had a goal and an assist and Claude Giroux added a pair of helpers as the Flyers won their second game in a row, defeating the Edmonton Oilers 4-2 on Wednesday.

Jordan Weal, Dale Weise and Michael Raffl also scored for the Flyers (10-11-7), who won consecutive games for only the second time this season, coming on the heels of a 10-game losing skid.

“We went through a tough stretch and got a win the other night in Calgary and this one tonight was big to keep us going on the right track,” said Flyers goalie Brian Elliott.

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Weise said it is nice to be back in the win column.

“It definitely feels good, definitely the way we played too, it’s a pretty complete effort from our team,” he said. “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.”

Still time for Oilers

Leon Draisaitl and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored for the Oilers (11-15-2), who have lost two of their last three.

“We can’t seem to start two good games in a row,” Draisaitl said. “It is setting us back. We always have to come back in games and it takes a lot of energy to do that. I thought we had some good looks in the third, but couldn’t capitalize.”

Defenceman Oscar Klefbom said there is still time for the Oilers to turn the corner on what has been a disappointing season so far.

“A lot can happen,” he said. “There is a lot of hockey left to play, a lot of games. The road is getting tougher and tougher but we have to keep our head high. We don’t have time to be grumpy, that’s only going to make it tougher.”

Philadelphia outshot the Oilers 13-7 in the scoreless opening period.

Edmonton finally broke the deadlock four minutes into the second period as they broke out on a short-handed two-on-one with Connor McDavid getting a backhand pass through to Draisaitl, who beat Elliott for his eighth of the season.

Coming up short

The Flyers tied it up five minutes later on the power play with a nice three-way passing play converted in front by Weal, who tipped it past Edmonton goalie Laurent Brossoit.

Philadelphia took a 2-1 lead on a soft goal with five minutes left in the second period as Weise sent a shot through both the defender’s and Brossoit’s legs.

The Flyers added to their lead…

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