Cam Atkinson scored two objectives and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-3 on Wednesday night time.

Claude Giroux, Nate Thompson and Sean Couturier additionally scored for the Flyers (3-1-1). Carter Hart made 34 saves in opposition to his hometown staff in Philadelphia’s first highway recreation of the season.

“He was great,” Flyers defenseman Keith Yandle stated. “Against a team like that, they’re super explosive and they can make plays out of nothing.

“You at all times must be in your recreation defensively and the goaltender is an enormous a part of that. He made plenty of huge stops for us and it was an enormous staff effort.”

Tyson Barrie, Connor McDavid and Zach Hyman scored for the Oilers (5-1-0) in their first loss. Mikko Koskinen stopped 29 shots.

“I believed we performed nicely,” Barrie said. “There are a pair we’d have preferred to have again. It would have been good to go 6-0 to start out the yr, however you aren’t going to win all of them.”

Philadelphia started the scoring seven minutes in as Giroux picked up Travis Konecny’s errant shot behind the net and put the wraparound in for his fourth of the season before Koskinen could get across his crease.

The Flyers got a bit of a gift goal midway through the first period when Koskinen coughed up the puck behind the net, allowing Thompson to shovel it in from the goal line.

Edmonton got that one back 35 seconds later as Barrie beat Hart with a backhand from a sharp angle.

The first period ended in a flurry of action, as the Oilers tied it on a power play with 18 seconds left when McDavid’s pass was inadvertently deflected in by a Flyers defender. But with less than a second to play, Philadelphia went up 3-2 when Darnell Nurse mishandled the puck and Atkinson batted it in out of midair.

Edmonton tied the game less than a minute into the second as Hyman scored his fifth goal in the last three games off a scramble in front.

The Flyers surged back in front four minutes into the third when Atkinson fired his sixth of the season past Koskinen. Couturier added an empty-netter in the final minute.

“I believed we performed our greatest interval within the third when the sport was on the road and we discovered a option to get two factors in a really powerful atmosphere,” Flyers coach Alain Vigneault stated.

NOTES: The final time the groups performed one another was Oct. 16, 2019. … G Mike Smith (decrease physique) remained out for the Oilers, whereas defenseman Ryan Ellis (undisclosed) and ahead Kevin Hayes (stomach) have been out with accidents for the Flyers. … Philadelphia ahead Patrick Brown has recovered from a bout with COVID-19, however was nonetheless unable to journey to Canada.


Philadelphia: At Vancouver on Thursday.

Edmonton: At Vancouver on Saturday.