National Hockey League
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Edmonton at Philadelphia
When: 7:00 PM ET, Thursday, February 9, 2023
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The streaking Edmonton Oilers look for their ninth victory in 10 games when they battle the host Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday.

Connor McDavid had an assist to extend his point streak to 13 games in the Oilers' 5-2 road win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday.

The superstar captain has nine goals and 12 assists during the point streak. This is his third point streak this season of at least 10 games.

Warren Foegele, who was a healthy scratch in Edmonton's last game before the All-Star break, scored two goals against the Red Wings.

"I'm very happy with Warren," Oilers head coach Jay Woodcroft said. "He didn't play in the last game because we went with 11 (forwards) and seven (defensemen). We didn't want him to be out of the lineup for long, and he played a great game tonight. It's one of the best games I've seen from him."

Goaltender Jack Campbell also was stellar after recording a 30-save performance. Campbell is 7-0-0 in his last seven starts.

"Jack made some big saves, but I would say he expects to make those saves and we expect him to make them," Woodcroft said. "He's starting to build a little personal momentum for himself."

The Oilers started their post All-Star break four-game road trip in a positive way. They'll look to keep that momentum rolling when they visit the Flyers.

"We wanted to continue where we left off and Detroit came out and played a really strong game," Campbell said. "This is a great building to play in and we came away with two big points, so it's a great way to start the road trip."

The Flyers played a near flawless game in a 4-0 victory on the road against the Winnipeg Jets before the All-Star break.

But they were not as successful in what would end up being a 2-1 loss to the New York Islanders in the first game following the break on Monday.

Nicolas Deslauriers scored the lone goal for the Flyers, who looked flat for long stretches despite the close outcome.

Goaltender Carter Hart made 28 saves and single-handedly kept the Flyers within striking distance.

Outspoken head coach John Tortorella voiced his displeasure overall in the postgame news conference.

"It was men against boys in the first period," Tortorella said. "Played better in the second. We had a lot of almost chances. I thought we were a little sloppy offensively. ... Just a lot of almost offensively. We're going to find out about some people, when we play some games here, in the checking department.

"Teams are going to ramp that up. It's going to be really interesting to see how guys react."

The Flyers have been besieged with injuries all season to key players such as Ryan Ellis, Sean Couturier and now Zack MacEwen with a broken jaw.

Even with a number of talented young players, the Flyers have been inconsistent all season.

"We knew what type of matchup it was," James van Riemsdyk said. "Obviously, I think the start of the game wasn't what we needed, but I think we did some good things as the game went along. Obviously, came up short. Not good enough."

--Field Level Media

Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div
Edmonton 29-18-3-1 W2 13-11-2-1 16-7-1-0 3-3-0-0 26-15-3-1 10-6-0-0
Philadelphia 21-22-8-1 L1 10-13-2-0 11-9-6-1 2-5-1-0 19-17-7-1 6-8-4-0
Last Meeting
Edmonton Philadelphia
Date Away Home Shots Saves PP Shots Saves PP
3/1/22 EDM 3 PHI 0 32 39 1-5 39 29 0-2
Player Stats
Previous Matchup
Total Points Player  
Edmonton L. Draisaitl 2
Philadelphia W. Allison 0
Goals Player  
Edmonton L. Draisaitl 1
Philadelphia W. Allison 0
Assists Player  
Edmonton L. Draisaitl 1
Philadelphia W. Allison 0
Saves Player  
Edmonton M. Koskinen 39
Philadelphia C. Hart 29
Season
Total Points Player  
Edmonton C. McDavid 98
Philadelphia T. Konecny 50
Goals Player  
Edmonton C. McDavid 43
Philadelphia T. Konecny 25
Assists Player  
Edmonton C. McDavid 55
Philadelphia K. Hayes 31
Saves Player  
Edmonton S. Skinner 921
Philadelphia C. Hart 1069
Quickchart Matchup
Edmonton Off vs  Philadelphia Def
3.76 GF
3.13 GA
33 Shots
31.7 Shots
57 PP
35 PK
Philadelphia Off vs  Edmonton Def
2.75 GF
3.2 GA
30 Shots
31.9 Shots
25 PP
44 PK