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POSTGAME 5: Downed in Oil Country

Flyers drop 6-3 contest in first game at Rogers Place

by @NHLFlyers


Brayden Schenn recorded a goal and an assist, but the Oilers used a three-goal second period to get out to a 5-1 lead, eventually earning a 6-3 victory over the Flyers.

Matt Hendricks got the Oilers out to an early 1-0 lead with a shot from the left circle, beating Michal Neuvirth. The Flyers challenged the goal, which seemed to have been off-sides, so the call was not overturned. The Oilers extended their leading heading into the second period with a tap-in goal from Leon Draisaitl.

The second frame saw five total goals scored with the Oilers recording three in between Flyers goals from Radko Gudas to start the period and Wayne Simmonds near the end of the frame.

Schenn pulled the Flyers within two with a power-play goal, but Connor McDavid scored the sixth goal to seal the win. Neuvirth stopped 19 shots in the loss, while Cam Talbot made 33 saves for the Oilers.

Tonight's turning point came within a 1:15 span when the Oilers made it a 3-1, then 4-1 game with goals from Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins… The pair of goals broke open the game and proved to be the eventual game-winner as the Flyers added just two more goals.


1 - Connor McDavid: Posted a goal and two assists for three points and plus-3 rating

2 - Matt Hendricks: Got the Oilers on the board with the first goal of the night, added an assist and had seven hits.

3 - Eric Gryba: Led the Oilers with eight hits, had one assist and five blocked shots.

* Wayne Simmonds scored his team-leading 24th goal of the year in his 58th … Last season he didn't reach the 24-goal mark until Mar. 7 and his 65th game.

* Brayden Schenn played his 400th game as a Flyer tonight… He has a total of 101 goals and 127 assists for 228 points, as well as 24 game-winning goals.

* Schenn also led the Flyers in ice time at 22:35 and recorded his 13th power play goal of the season, which continues to lead the league.Video: PHI@EDM: Schenn slides puck past Talbot for PPG

* The Flyers had a 36-25 shot advantage, marking the fifth consecutive game in which they've outshot their opponent.
* The game marked the first time this season that the Flyers have not allowed their opponent a power play opportunity and it's only the second time that's happened in the last five seasons, with the other coming March 28, 2016 vs. Winnipeg. The last time such a thing occurred in a road game was March 4, 2012 at Washington.
* The Flyers drop to 8-4-2 in the second half of back-to-backs this season.


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"He's first class in terms of competitiveness and old-school mentality. There's nobody better than Brandon in that regard. He played a heck of a game tonight and did everything that he needed to do."
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