Sports Simmonds helps lead Flyers over Oilers

10:52  07 december  2017
10:52  07 december  2017 Source:   MSN

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Irving helps Celtics earn win over Mavericks. Lee, Porzingis lead Knicks past Grizzlies. 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.

Red-hot Wayne Simmonds potted the game-winning goal with 2:15 left to give the Flyers a 2-1 win over Edmonton Saturday afternoon. • The Flyers got careless defensively in the opening 10 minutes of the second period as defensive breakdowns led to some quality scoring chances for the Oilers .

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EDMONTON - Wayne Simmonds had a goal and an assist and Claude Giroux added a pair of helpers as the Philadelphia 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 have won consecutive games on the heels of a 10-game losing skid.

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

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 Flyers goalie Brian Elliott for his eighth of the season.

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Wearing a guard to protect his sore mouth after taking a stick to the face two days earlier, Simmonds scored on a feed from Valtteri Filppula with 2:15 left to break a tie and send the Flyers to a 2-1 victory over the slumping Edmonton Oilers .

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 four minutes into the third period as a turnover at the Philadelphia blue line led to a breakaway for Raffl, who buried his fourth of the season.

Edmonton battled to get back into the game and pulled to within one on a rebound goal by Nugent-Hopkins with 6:40 remaining.

Simmonds put the game away with an empty-netter with 39 seconds left on the clock.

The Flyers are right back in action on Thursday, concluding a three-game trip in Vancouver. The Oilers embark on a three-game trip out east, beginning on Saturday in Montreal.

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As Brad Malone served a high-sticking penalty, the Flyers went up 1-0 when Simmonds redirected a loose Jones makes 19 saves to lead Sharks past Predators 4-1. Marleau helps Maple Leafs end skid with 3-1 win at Ducks. Malkin scores go-ahead goal on power play to lift Penguins over Oilers 3-2.

Radko Gudas, Wayne Simmonds and Brayden Schenn responded for the Flyers (27-23-7), who have lost two in a row and four of their last five games. Edmonton took a four-goal lead with just over three minutes left in the middle period when Klefbom unleashed a cannon of a shot for the Oilers ’ fifth goal

Notes: It was the second and final meeting between the two teams. The first was a 2-1 comeback win for the Flyers in Philadelphia in October… Oilers defenceman Adam Larsson remained out with an injury for the Oilers... Neither of Edmonton's waiver claims from last week, Brandon Davidson (Montreal) and Nathan Walker (Washington), has yet to play for the team this season… The Flyers recently placed goalie Michal Neuvirth and defenceman Brandon Manning on injured reserve. Neuvirth is expected to be out a week, while Manning is likely to miss 3-4 weeks.

Penguins’ Matt Murray leaves game vs. Flyers with injury .
Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray left the game on Monday after colliding with Philadelphia Flyers forward Jakub Voracek.The incident occurred late in the second period when Voracek came streaking towards the net before falling feet first and making contact between Murray’s open legs.

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