McDavid scores twice as surging Oilers beat Flyers
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EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Connor McDavid had two goals and an assist, Leon Draisaitl added three assists and the resurgent Edmonton Oilers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Friday night.

Alex Chiasson and Adam Larsson also scored for the Oilers (18-12-3), who have won five of six and are 8-1-1 in their last 10 games. They improved to 9-2-2 under new coach Ken Hitchcock.

Edmonton goalie Mikko Koskinen made 31 saves and is 7-0-0 on home ice this season.

Sean Couturier was initially credited with Philadelphia's goal before it was given to Jakub Voracek after the game. The Flyers (12-14-4) have lost three in a row and six of eight.

Edmonton got on the board with 7 1/2 minutes remaining in the first period when Draisaitl fed the puck in front to Chiasson, who beat goalie Anthony Stolarz for his career-high 14th of the season. Chiasson's previous best came in the 2013-14 season over 79 games with Dallas.

The Oilers added to their lead at exactly the same point in the middle period when McDavid banked a shot from behind the net off Stolarz's rear end for his 18th.

Just more than a minute later it was 3-0 when Larsson scored his first of the season on a shot from the top of the circle following a give-and-go with Ryan Spooner.

The Flyers ended Koskinen's shutout bid midway through the third on a shot by Voracek that initially appeared to carom off Couturier into the net. Koskinen has shutouts in three of his seven home starts this season.

McDavid put the game away with an empty-netter.

NOTES: It was the first of two meetings between the teams this season. The Flyers won both games last season. ... Stolarz got the start with two other goalies unavailable. Michal Neuvirth returned to Philadelphia for the expected birth of his child, and Brian Elliott (lower body) also headed back east for a scheduled medical appointment. ... Oilers D Caleb Jones made his NHL debut. He is the younger brother of Columbus D Seth Jones.


Flyers: Finish a five-game road trip Saturday in Vancouver.

Oilers: Play at Vancouver on Sunday.


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