Michael Raffl was getting ready to take his helmet off so he could get a better view of the Flyers’ impending shootout against the Oilers. And then he heard the coach call his name. The rookie winger had never taken part in an NHL shootout before. He’d never faced ex-Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov. But coach Craig Berube called his name nonetheless, and as the final player to take a turn Saturday night, he scored the goal that won the game for the Flyers, 4-3. “It’s always nice to score a goal,” Raffl said. “It is a nice feeling. To get the win, it’s even better.” The Flyers hadn’t had the best time on the shootout this year, carrying a 2-3 record into Rexall Place. Goalie Steve Mason has been solid, but they haven’t found a way to score with any consistency.
Flyers beat Bryzgalov and Oilers
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