Edmonton, AB (SportsNetwork.com) - 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.