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NHL Game Summary - Edmonton at Philadelphia



(Saturday, November 9th)

Final Score: Philadelphia 4, Edmonton 2

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Claude Giroux scored his elusive first goal and it proved to be the game-winner as the Philadelphia Flyers doubled up the Edmonton Oilers 4-2 in a matchup between struggling teams.

Scott Hartnell, Vincent Lecavalier and Jay Rosehill had the other goals for the Flyers, who scored more than twice in a game for only the second time this season.

Steve Mason made 24 saves as Philadelphia snapped a three-game losing streak at home and picked up just its fifth win of the season.

Devan Dubnyk allowed four goals on 34 shots for Edmonton, which has lost seven of eight.

Giroux snapped his drought during 4-on-4 action at the 11:26 mark of the third period, a little more than three minutes after the Flyers captain absorbed what looked to be a clean, shoulder-to-shoulder hit from Edmonton defenseman Anton Belov. The officials saw the play differently, however, and assessed Belov a match penalty for making contact with Giroux's head.

"I think, if you watch the replay, it's pretty obvious that he didn't clip his head, but that's just the way it goes sometimes," Edmonton forward Taylor Hall said about the Belov penalty.

The incident occurred one second before eight minutes elapsed in the frame.

Wayne Simmonds went off for cross-checking during the lengthy power play and with both teams down a skater, Giroux fired home a wrist shot from the left circle to put Philadelphia up 3-1.

"It's been a couple months now and it's been tough, but getting that one got a lot of weight off," Giroux said.

Hall jumped on a loose puck down low and beat Mason with 6:35 remaining, but Lecavalier scored 3:08 later while positioned on the goal line to Dubnyk's left just after a power play expired.

The Flyers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period, with Mark Streit's pinpoint passing setting up both goals. Rosehill was in the slot and directed in the defenseman's pass from the point at 11:56 and Hartnell ripped a shot off a feed from the side boards past Dubnyk with 2:44 to go.

Edmonton got on the board late in the second period. While killing a penalty, Giroux turned the puck over in the defensive zone, resulting in Ales Hemsky, from behind the net, feeding David Perron for a one-timer with 1:35 remaining.

Perron had missed the previous four games, the first because of an illness and the last three due to a neck injury.

Game Notes

Philadelphia scored a season-high five goals in win at the New York Islanders on Oct. 26 ... Rosehill's goal snapped the Flyers' scoreless streak on home ice at 175:22, a new franchise record ... Philadelphia killed 14 consecutive power plays before Perron scored ... Giroux's last goal came on Apr. 15 in Montreal, and his drought stretched for 21 games ... The Flyers beat Edmonton for just the second time since the 2001-02 season (2-7-0 with a tie) ... Oilers Forward Jesse Joensuu returned to the lineup after a back injury sidelined him for 11 games.

11/09 16:55:51 ET

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2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
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y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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