Cam Atkinson scores twice, leading the Flyers to a 4-1 win over the Oilers

Thu, Oct 19, 2023
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Cam Atkinson scores twice, leading the Flyers to a 4-1 win over the Oilers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Cam Atkinson scored twice and Sean Walker added his first goal with Philadelphia as the Flyers beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 on Thursday night.

Atkinson, who missed all of last season with a neck injury, has played a role in the Flyers' 3-1 start. He scored his first goal of the game early in the second period when netted a tap-in in front of Edmonton goalie Jack Campbell. Owen Tippett made a nice spin move along the boards and fired a pass that Atkinson converted.

Atkinson scored his third goal of the season, also on a pass from Tippett, on a shot from the slot early in the third period.

Walker scored his first goal since February, ending a 25-game drought, by firing a wrist shot past Campbell on a short-handed rush with 1:31 remaining in the second.

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Joel Farabee opened the scoring in the first period for Philadelphia. Carter Hart made 22 saves.

Zach Hyman scored for Edmonton, his second of the season, on a play started by Conor McDavid.

Considered a Stanley Cup contender, the Oilers have gotten off to a slow start this season, dropping three of their first four games.

Philadelphia was able to stifle the high-powered Edmonton offense despite playing down a defenseman after veteran Marc Staal didn't return following an awkward collision with Edmonton F Warren Foegle at 4:24 of the second period. The Flyers said Staal sustained an upper body injury.

BEEN A WHILE

Coming off a shutout in his last start, Hart went 114:51 over parts of three games between goals allowed. He has gotten off to a fast start for the Flyers (3-1-0), with a 2.00 GAA.

NOTES: Despite being a full participant in practice, Flyers D Rasmus Ristolainen (undisclosed) has been sidelined for all four of Philadelphia's contests. ... Despite being named the first star in the Flyers previous game, D Egor Zamula was a healthy scratch. As was F Morgan Frost, who was out of the lineup for the second straight game. ... Edmonton D Vincent Desharnais suited up after missing the previous two games as a healthy scratch. He replaced D Philip Broberg as the Oilers looked to add some size against a Philadelphia team that plays a physical brand of hockey.

UP NEXT

Oilers: Host Winnipeg on Saturday night.

Flyers: Travel to Dallas on Saturday night.

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