Connor McDavid had two goals and an assist, Leon Draisaitl added three assists and the resurgent Edmonton Oilers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Friday night.

Alex Chiasson and Adam Larsson also scored for the Oilers (18-12-3), who have won five of six and are 8-1-1 in their last 10 games. They improved to 9-2-2 under new coach Ken Hitchcock.

Philadelphia Flyers' Andrew MacDonald (47) and his goalie Anthony Stolarz (41) look on as the Edmonton Oilers celebrate a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Dec. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Philadelphia Flyers’ Andrew MacDonald (47) and his goalie Anthony Stolarz (41) look on as the Edmonton Oilers celebrate a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Dec. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Edmonton goalie Mikko Koskinen made 31 saves and is 7-0-0 on home ice this season.

Philadelphia Flyers' Andrew MacDonald (47) skates past as Edmonton Oilers players celebrate a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Edmonton Oilers, Friday, Dec. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Philadelphia Flyers’ Andrew MacDonald (47) skates past as Edmonton Oilers players celebrate a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Edmonton Oilers, Friday, Dec. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Sean Couturier was initially credited with Philadelphia’s goal before it was given to Jakub Voracek after the game. The Flyers (12-14-4) have lost three in a row and six of eight.

Philadelphia Flyers' Travis Konecny (11) and Edmonton Oilers' Adam Larsson (6) battle for the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta, on Friday, Dec. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Philadelphia Flyers’ Travis Konecny (11) and Edmonton Oilers’ Adam Larsson (6) battle for the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta, on Friday, Dec. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Edmonton got on the board with 7½ minutes remaining in the first period when Draisaitl fed the puck in front to Chiasson, who beat goalie Anthony Stolarz for his career-high 14th of the season. Chiasson’s previous best came in the 2013-14 season over 79 games with Dallas.

Philadelphia Flyers' Nolan Patrick (19) and Edmonton Oilers' Adam Larsson (6) battle for the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta, on Friday, Dec. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Philadelphia Flyers’ Nolan Patrick (19) and Edmonton Oilers’ Adam Larsson (6) battle for the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta, on Friday, Dec. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

The Oilers added to their lead at exactly the same point in the middle period when McDavid banked a shot from behind the net off Stolarz’s rear end for his 18th.

Philadelphia Flyers' Shayne Gostisbehere (53) and Edmonton Oilers' Tobias Rieder (22) battle for the puck as Flyers goalie Anthony Stolarz (41) looks for the shot during second-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Dec. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Philadelphia Flyers’ Shayne Gostisbehere (53) and Edmonton Oilers’ Tobias Rieder (22) battle for the puck as Flyers goalie Anthony Stolarz (41) looks for the shot during second-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Dec. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Just more than a minute later it was 3-0 when Larsson scored his first of the season on a shot from the top of the circle following a give-and-go with Ryan Spooner.

Philadelphia Flyers' Radko Gudas (3) and Edmonton Oilers' Jesse Puljujarvi (98) battle for the puck during second-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Dec. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Philadelphia Flyers’ Radko Gudas (3) and Edmonton Oilers’ Jesse Puljujarvi (98) battle for the puck during second-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Dec. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

The Flyers ended Koskinen’s shutout bid midway through the third on a shot by Voracek that initially appeared to carom off Couturier into the net. Koskinen has shutouts in three of his seven home starts this season.

Philadelphia Flyers goalie Anthony Stolarz (41) makes the save on Edmonton Oilers' Tobias Rieder (22) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Dec. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Philadelphia Flyers goalie Anthony Stolarz (41) makes the save on Edmonton Oilers’ Tobias Rieder (22) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Dec. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

McDavid put the game away with an empty-netter.

Philadelphia Flyers' Travis Konecny (11) is checked by Edmonton Oilers' Caleb Jones (82) during first-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Dec. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Philadelphia Flyers’ Travis Konecny (11) is checked by Edmonton Oilers’ Caleb Jones (82) during first-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Dec. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

NOTES: It was the first of two meetings between the teams this season. The Flyers won both games last season. … Stolarz got the start with two other goalies unavailable. Michal Neuvirth returned to Philadelphia for the expected birth of his child, and Brian Elliott (lower body) also headed back east for a scheduled medical appointment. … Oilers D Caleb Jones made his NHL debut. He is the younger brother of Columbus D Seth Jones.

Philadelphia Flyers' Nolan Patrick (19) is checked by Edmonton Oilers' Adam Larsson (6) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Dec. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Philadelphia Flyers’ Nolan Patrick (19) is checked by Edmonton Oilers’ Adam Larsson (6) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Dec. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

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Philadelphia Flyers' Sean Couturier (14) and Edmonton Oilers' Adam Larsson (6) battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Dec. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Philadelphia Flyers’ Sean Couturier (14) and Edmonton Oilers’ Adam Larsson (6) battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Dec. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Flyers: Finish a five-game road trip Saturday in Vancouver.

Philadelphia Flyers' Oskar Lindblom (23) is chased by Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Spooner (23) during first-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Dec. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Philadelphia Flyers’ Oskar Lindblom (23) is chased by Edmonton Oilers’ Ryan Spooner (23) during first-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Dec. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Oilers: Play at Vancouver on Sunday.

Philadelphia Flyers' Wayne Simmonds (17) and Edmonton Oilers' Matthew Benning (83) battle as Oilers goalie Mikko Koskinen (19) makes a save during first-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Dec. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Philadelphia Flyers’ Wayne Simmonds (17) and Edmonton Oilers’ Matthew Benning (83) battle as Oilers goalie Mikko Koskinen (19) makes a save during first-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Dec. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

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Source: The Associated Press

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