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Edmonton
Oilers
38-35-9
Philadelphia
Flyers
44-27-11

28 SOG
26 SOG
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EDM
PHI
game recap

Oilers 5, Flyers 4

Tuesday, 08.16.2011 / 5:24 AM

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Ales Hemsky is rounding into form and the Edmonton Oilers are winning again.

Hemsky had two goals and an assist, and the Oilers held on to end the Philadelphia Flyers' four-game winning streak with a 5-4 win Sunday.

"He played unreal," Edmonton coach Craig MacTavish said after the Oilers won their second straight after dropping five in a row. "Those are all-world goals that he scored."

Hemsky put the Oilers ahead 2-1 at 12:27 of the first period on a nifty forehand-to-backhand move after skating in from center ice. Then at 4:26 of the second, Hemsky skated in from the blue line and went backhand-to-forehand to score again.

They were the first goals in 19 games dating back to last season for the sixth-year right-wing.

"I wouldn't have minded a couple of garbage goals, but I didn't get mentally down and the goals came," Hemsky said.

Sheldon Souray added a goal and assist, Erik Cole and Dustin Penner also scored, and Tom Gilbert had three assists for the Oilers.

Mike Knuble and Simon Gagne each had a goal and assist, and Braydon Coburn and Jeff Carter also scored goals for Philadelphia, which outscored its opponents 19-7 during the streak.

"We just let them skate," Philadelphia coach John Stevens said. "There were some severe breakdowns. We also have to do a better job of checking."

Dwayne Roloson stopped 22 shots as the Oilers built a 5-2 lead. He denied Scott Hartnell on a breakaway with 9:07 left in the third period and Edmonton leading 5-4.

"The Flyers are a great offensive team," Roloson said. "Their power play was firing pretty good today. They took advantage of some mistakes."

Martin Biron, who had 23 saves, said that the Flyers made it too easy for the Oilers' offense.

"We gave them a lot of room to execute their give-and-goes, their passes, and their three-on-twos," the goaltender said.

Edmonton went ahead on Cole's wrist shot from the right circle at 9:10 of the first period.

The Flyers tied it on a power play 1:42 later. Gagne hit the post on a rebound attempt and the puck bounced back to Knuble who poked it in from the front of the net.

After Hemsky's scores, Coburn and Souray traded goals with slap shots on the power play from inside the blue line at 8:10 and 10:21 respectively, Penner hammered in a rebound to make it 5-2 at 11:52.

Carter extended his goal-scoring streak to seven goals in seven games with a wrist shot through a screen on a power play to get the Flyers closer with 1:17 left in the second period.

Gagne's rebound goal made it 5-4 20 seconds into the third period.

Notes: Flyers C Carter also has three assists during his scoring streak. ... Knuble extended his goal-scoring streak to five games and also has two assists in that span. ... Edmonton played the third of a season-high seven consecutive road games. ... Edmonton D Tom Gilbert had his first-career three-point game. ... The Flyers were 3-of-6 on the power play.

scoring summary
1st Period
09:10
EDM
Erik Cole (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Ethan Moreau (4), Jason Strudwick (2)
1 - 0 EDM
10:52
PHI
PPG - Mike Knuble (6) Wrist shot - ASST: Simon Gagne (6), Mike Richards (10)
1 - 1 Tie
12:27
EDM
Ales Hemsky (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Ladislav Smid (1), Tom Gilbert (2)
2 - 1 EDM
2nd Period
04:26
EDM
Ales Hemsky (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Tom Gilbert (3), Ladislav Smid (2)
3 - 1 EDM
08:10
PHI
PPG - Braydon Coburn (2) Slapshot - ASST: Kimmo Timonen (5), Scott Hartnell (4)
3 - 2 EDM
10:21
EDM
PPG - Sheldon Souray (3) Slapshot - ASST: Sam Gagner (2), Tom Gilbert (4)
4 - 2 EDM
11:52
EDM
Dustin Penner (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Sheldon Souray (5), Ales Hemsky (9)
5 - 2 EDM
18:43
PHI
PPG - Jeff Carter (9) Wrist shot - ASST: Luca Sbisa (6)
5 - 3 EDM
3rd Period
00:20
PHI
Simon Gagne (8) Wrist shot - ASST: Mike Knuble (5), Glen Metropolit (5)
5 - 4 EDM
penalty summary
1st Period
01:41
PHI
Andrew Alberts  Tripping against  Ales Hemsky
04:04
PHI
Arron Asham  Too many men/ice - bench
10:25
EDM
Tom Gilbert  Hooking against  Mike Richards
19:03
PHI
Joffrey Lupul  Hooking against  Lubomir Visnovsky
2nd Period
03:23
EDM
Steve MacIntyre  Fighting (maj) against  Riley Cote
03:23
PHI
Riley Cote  Fighting (maj) against  Steve MacIntyre
05:01
EDM
Ladislav Smid  Roughing against  Glen Metropolit
07:18
EDM
Sheldon Souray  Interference against  Arron Asham
09:34
PHI
Steve Downie  Slashing against  Robert Nilsson
13:27
EDM
Steve Staios  Hooking against  Jeff Carter
17:34
EDM
Sheldon Souray  Hooking against  Scottie Upshall
3rd Period
02:28
PHI
Ossi Vaananen  Holding against  Steve Staios
05:28
PHI
Andrew Alberts  Interference against  Fernando Pisani
10:53
EDM
Ladislav Smid  Hooking against  Scott Hartnell
19:00
PHI
Kimmo Timonen  Hooking against  Erik Cole
goalie stats
Dwayne Roloson
SA: 26TOI: 59:45
Saves: 22EV: 16 - 17
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 7
SV%: .846SH: 2 - 2
Martin Biron
SA: 28TOI: 59:28
Saves: 23EV: 17 - 21
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 5
SV%: .821SH: 2 - 2