The Philadelphia Flyers hope that their latest victory can long slump. They'll look to win at Edmonton for the first time in almost 11 years as they battle the Oilers.
The Flyers kicked off a four-game road trip on Tuesday in Winnipeg and unleashed 55 shots on Jets' goaltender Ondrej Pavelec. They needed each one as they had to rally for a 5-4 overtime victory.
Wayne Simmonds tied the game with 9.7 seconds left in regulation and Jaromir Jagr clinched the extra point on his goal with 43.6 ticks remaining in overtime. Jagr set a new NHL record with his 16th career overtime winner.
Simmonds, Scott Hartnell and Claude Giroux all logged a goal and an assist for the Flyers, who avoided a season sweep by the Jets and won for only the third time in their past nine games overall. Ilya Bryzgalov made 22 saves.
"As far as the attack goes, I really liked our game and I'm really proud that the guys kept coming, and pumping, and it was one of those gutsy efforts that you look back on and might have been one of our best and toughest wins of the year," said Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette. "You know, we keep fighting and keep pushing to get the two points."
Giroux has eight points in his past three games and recorded a career-high 10 shots on net versus the Jets. He is tied for second in the league with 70 points.
The Flyers sit in a tie for fifth with the Penguins in the Eastern Conference with 73 points, one behind the Devils for the fourth spot.
Philadelphia had lost five straight to the Oilers, bookending that skid with shutout losses, before logging a 4-1 home victory in the lone meeting last year. The Flyers, though, are 0-2 with a tie in their last three trips to Edmonton, having not won there since March 19, 2001.
The Oilers take aim at a second straight victory overall after snapping a three-game slide with Tuesday's 6-1 win over the Flames. Sam Gagner and Jordan Eberle had a goal and two assists each to pace the offense, which accounted for six straight goals after Calgary tallied the game's first marker at 9:12 of the first period.
Taylor Hall and Ryan Smyth added a goal and an assist, while Ales Hemsky and Eric Belanger also scored for an Oilers club that scored four goals in the middle frame to snap a nine-game skid to the Flames.
"Even though they got the first goal of the game, I thought we set the tempo right from the very first shift," Hall said.
Devan Dubnyk made 21 saves in the victory.
Edmonton was without head coach Tom Renney for a fourth straight game due to concussion-like symptoms stemming from when he was hit in the head by a puck during morning skate on Feb. 15.