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Flyers fans were four days away from seeing Connor McDavid at the Wells Fargo Center before the NHL season was suspended March 12 because of the coronavirus outbreak.

So while you couldn't see him live in action, fans did get a chance to see the virtual version of the 23-year-old superstar Thursday night as NBC Sports Philadelphia aired an NHL 20 simulation of the the Flyers-Oilers matchup.

With the great trio of Jim Jackson, Keith Jones and Taryn Hatcher on the call, the Flyers beat the Oilers in an overtime thriller, 5-4.

Claude Giroux and Sean Couturier had multi-point games, while Ivan Provorov scored the game-winner on a nasty shot.

McDavid put up a goal and an assist but Carter Hart turned him away twice in overtime, finishing with 44 saves.

Couturier scored a huge goal in the third period to extend the Flyers' lead to 4-2. It was important insurance because the Oilers tied the game with consecutive goals to force the extra session.

Giroux and Scott Laughton turned things on in the middle stanza with back-to-back goals to put the Flyers in control.

The fellas almost hurt Giroux's neck here on the celebration.

 

James van Riemsdyk opened the game's scoring by flushing home a rebound during the first period.

Meanwhile, this Oilers fan was pretty weird, choosing a peculiar technique to celebrate during the action.

He went home unhappy as the Flyers improved to 3-1-0 in the NHL 20 simulations.

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