Flyers win shootout over Oilers, former goaltender Bryzgalov

Updated: December 29, 2013

Edmonton, AB ( – Michael Raffl scored the winner in the
shootout as the Philadelphia Flyers took a 4-3 win over Ilya Bryzgalov and
Edmonton Oilers on Saturday.

After Sam Gagner missed the net on a backhand attempt, Raffl skated down and
out to the left, out-waiting Bryzgalov before throwing the puck in under the
crossbar for the win.

It was the first time Philly had faced Bryzgalov since releasing him over the
summer. He had signed an 8-year, $51 million deal with the team prior to the
start of the 2011 season, but inconsistent play along with behavior issues saw
the team bought out the final six years of his deal.

He signed a one-year deal with Edmonton in November, and was making his ninth
appearance on the season.

Wayne Simmonds scored twice while Scott Hartnell added a goal and an assist
for the Flyers, who snapped a six-game losing streak as the guests. Steve
Mason made 13 saves in the win.

Taylor Hall had a goal and an assist while David Perron and Ryan Nugent-
Hopkins each scored for the Oilers, who had won their previous two. Bryzgalov
made 35 stops in defeat.