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Flyers Vs Oilers Preview: Philly Continues Road Trip In Edmonton

The Flyers head to Edmonton to take on the Oilers on Thursday night.

Feb 21, 2012; Winnipeg, MB, CANADA; Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov (30) during the first period against the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-US PRESSWIRE
Feb 21, 2012; Winnipeg, MB, CANADA; Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov (30) during the first period against the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-US PRESSWIRE

The Philadelphia Flyers enter the second leg of their four game road trip on Thursday night when they take on the Edmonton Oilers, a team they haven't beaten away from home in eleven years.

The Oilers have lost three straight games at home, but routed the Flames 6-1 in Calgary on Tuesday night, and the Flyers will have to tighten up their defense against one of the league's exciting young offensive squads.

The Flyers defensive woes have peaked in the past six games, during which they've given up 24 goals. Prized off-season acquisition Ilya Bryzgalov continues to struggle in net for Philaedelphia, and has allowed seven goals in his past two starts. Fortunately for Philadelphia, their offense has picked up the defensive slack by posting a league-best 3.3 goals per game.

The puck will drop at 9:30 p.m. EST on Thursday night, and can be seen locally on Comcast.

For all your Flyers news and info, head over to Broad Street Hockey, and for all the Oilers latest, check out The Copper & Blue.


Next Game

Philadelphia Flyers
@ Edmonton Oilers

Thursday, Feb 23, 2012, 9:30 PM EST
Rexall Place

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