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GDT: Philadelphia Flyers vs. Toronto Maple Leafs, 2.25.13


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#1 OFFLINE   Vanek Fan 26

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:29 AM

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Season Series

 

This is the second of three games between the teams this season, and the only one in Philadelphia. In their previous meeting, the Leafs scored three times in a 4:10 span to break a 1-1 tie en route to a 5-2 win in Toronto on Feb. 11.

Big Story

 

How will James van Riemsdyk handle his return to Philadelphia? He already did well in his first game against his former team, scoring a goal in the Feb. 11 game.

Team Scopes

Maple Leafs

 

 

For Leafs goalie Ben Scrivens, Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators wasn't just another defeat in the Battle of Ontario, mostly because of who scored the game-winning goal.
 
Scrivens and Ottawa Senators forward Collin Greening were roommates at Cornell University, but there were no friends during or immediately after the game. When Scrivens juggled a Patrick Wiercioch point shot, Greening pounced and knocked the puck past him with 23.4 seconds left in regulation.
 
"It's frustrating, he's a good player, but you want to play a few of those better," Scrivens told Canadian Press."Definitely not happy for him right now."
 
It was Scrivens' sixth straight start in place of injured James Reimer, and in that span he's 3-3-0 with a pair of shutouts.

 

Flyers

 

 

Saturday's game was a tale of two contests for the Flyers. In the first 7:17 they were down 1-0 to the visiting Winnipeg Jets and were being out-shot 12-1. In the final 47:17 of the game, the Flyers scored five times, put 38 shots on Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec and pulled out a 5-3 win.
 
It was the 11th time in 20 games the Flyers gave up the game's first goal, and the first time in eight games they entered the third period trailing and pulled out a victory.
 
They tied the game at 6:18 of the third on Brayden Schenn's power-play goal, and went ahead 2:39 later when Schenn found Wayne Simmonds alone on the backdoor for a power-play goal.
 
"We just said in the second intermission, we have to be able to thrive in situations like this," Schenn said. "Whether we areup 3-2 or down 3-2, we have to find a way to win hockey games and tonight we did. It was a huge two points to keep on climbing up in the standings, clawing our way back to a playoff spot."

 

Who's Hot

 

The Leafs' van Riemsdyk has 10 points in his last 10 games. … Flyers forward Jakub Voracek has 12 points in his five-game scoring streak.

 

Team Leaders

 

Maple Leafs

 

Goals: James van Riemsdyk - 11

Assists: Phil Kessel - 12

Points: Phil Kessel/James van Riemsdyk/Nazem Kadri - 15

+/-: Mark Fraser - 13

 

GAA: Ben Scrivens - 2.19

SV%: Ben Scrivens/James Reimer - .929

Wins: James Reimer - 6

 

Flyers

 

Goals: Matt Read/Wayne Simmonds/Jakub Voracek - 7

Assists: Jakub Voracek - 15

Points: Jakub Voracek - 22

+/-: Luke Schenn - 6

 

GAA: Brian Boucher - 2.48

SV%: Ilya Bryzgalov - .902

Wins: Ilya Bryzgalov - 9

 

Team Injuries

 

Maple Leafs

 

Joffrey Lupul - broken forearm

James Reimer - sprained left knee

Matt Frattin - to undergo left knee surgery

Colton Orr - lower body


Flyers

Marc-Andre Bourdon - concussion
Chris Pronger - post-concussion syndrome
Matt Walker - lower body
Scott Hartnell - broken left foot

Jody Shelley - to undergo hip surgery
Andrej Meszaros - sprained left shoulder

Michael Leighton - finger

Matt Read - torn ligaments in rib cage

Tom Sestito - lower body

 

.:Sources:.
Game Preview(nhl.com)
Maple Leafs Stats
Flyers Stats
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This point has been edited by Erik C.: 25 February 2013 - 01:56 PM

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