With a three-game winning streak on the line against one of the league's most talented teams, the Oilers came into Tuesday night's game looking to make an impression and continue to play spoiler against the struggling Flyers. Philadelphia had another plan, breaking out eary and out-shooting the visitors by a 17-1 count. Along with that wide discrepancy, the home side carried a seemingly commanding 2-0 advantage into the first intermission.
The Oilers would respond throughout the final two periods, peppering Flyers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky with 24 shots in the final 40 minutes, but the damage had already been done. The Flyers would add another tally, giving Jeff Carter a two-goal evening and a 3-0 Philadelphia lead in the second period.
J-F Jacques scored his fourth of the season to record the lone Oilers goal, while Devan Dubnyk
made 23 saves on the 26 shots he faced in his unsuccessful bid for a third consecutive win.
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