Flyers 2, Oilers 0
Flyers 2, Oilers 0
Nov. 10, 2000
PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Roman Cechmanek recorded his second straight shutout and Simon Gagne and Paul Ranheim scored as the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Edmonton Oilers 2-0 Thursday night.
Cechmanek, who won his first NHL game by blanking Buffalo last Saturday, made 28 saves. His best came when he stopped a hard slap shot by ex-Flyer Janne Niinimaa late in the first period.
Cechmanek, a 29-year-old first-year player from the Czech Republic, is not considered a rookie because of his age. To qualify, a player cannot be over 25 by Sept. 15 prior to the season.
Edmonton's Chad Kilger failed on a prime scoring chance early in the second period when he missed an open net from the crease with a rebound shot.
Gagne put the Flyers ahead 1-0 with his fourth goal of the season at 12:21 of the second. Taking a pass from Rick Tocchet just over center ice, Gagne skated down the right side, cut to his left, and shoveled the puck past Tommy Salo. The Edmonton goalie lost his balance and skidded through the crease.
Ranheim scored from the slot at 9:05 of the third when he slid a backhander under Salo's arm. Chris McAllister started the play when he jumped out of the penalty box and fed the puck to Ranheim streaking down the ice.
Salo had 24 saves for the Oilers, who had their four-game winning streak snapped at the New York Rangers on Tuesday.
Notes: Ranheim played in his 800th NHL game, his 14th as a member of the Flyers. ... The Flyers are 1-for-26 on the power play in their last seven games. ... Philadelphia is 2-4-1 against Western Conference teams. ... Salo faced 67 shots in his last two starts including a season-high 41 in Tuesday's loss. ... Edmonton is 1-2-0 on a five game road trip, its longest of the season. The Oilers are 3-5-0 overall away from home.