Oilers vs. Flyers: Edmonton wins 4-2, McDavid hits 800 points

Conor McDavid crossed the 800 points mark with two goals and one assist as the Edmonton Oilers snapped a four-game skid in a 4-2 comeback victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday.

With Leon Draisaitl adding a goal and two assists and Tyson Barrie also scoring (31-19-8), the Oilers have gone 10-2-5 in their last 16 games. Stuart Skinner recorded his 23 saves.

Noah Cates and Owen Tippett answered for the Flyers (23-26-10), who have lost five of their last six games. Carter Hart stopped 23 of 26 shots.

Going into the final frame on 2-1 down, Draisaitl closed out a three-way pass play with a sharp angle shot at 6:49 in the third period of a power play to tie the game.

The play had many milestones. Draisaitl achieved his 700 career points and McDavid reached his 800. His 545th appearance for McDavid is Wayne Gretzky (352), Mario Lemieux (410), Mike Bossy (525) and Peter Stastney (531).

Ryan Nugent Hopkins also scored a season-high 70 in assists.

McDavid scored the go-ahead goal at 12:39 as a shot from diving defenseman Travis Sanheim went past Hart.

McDavid then put the game away with 2:25 remaining when the Flyers pulled Hart despite making a power play. McDavid bounced the puck high and after a few good bounces rolled into a short-handed goal and his league-leading 44th goal.

The Flyers opened the scoring midway through the opening frame when Cates sneaked a wraparound to Skinner’s leg for the ninth time of the season.

Barry evened the score with just three seconds to play in the first period. Draisaitl won on his draw to power his play to Barrie, achieving his 10th and his third number of games this year.

Tippett restored Philadelphia’s lead with 11:37 going into the second period when Kevin Hayes sent a pass towards the net and redirected home in the 16th.


Edmonton and Philadelphia came into the game with two of the worst overtime records in the NHL this season, going 2-8 for the Oilers and 2-10 for the Flyers. Only Dallas, Calgary and San Jose have lost more overtime than the Flyers this season. Missing the Flyers with injuries were Zach McEwen (chin), Tanner Lakzinski (lower body), Sean Couturier (back) and Travis Konknie (upper body). | | Missing Edmonton were Ryan Murray (back), Evander Kane (upper body) and Klim Costin (illness). Defenseman Vincent Desharnais is back in the lineup after being called up by AHL’s Bakersfield.


The Oilers start a short two-game road trip against the Penguins in Pittsburgh on Thursday.

The Flyers are home and will face the Montreal Canadiens on Friday.

This report by the Canadian Press was first published on February 21, 2023.

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