Flyers-Maple Leafs Preview: Drive for 5
The Flyers returned home and continued their solid play in a convincing win over the Arizona Coyotes, pushing their winning streak to four games. The chance for a fifth straight win comes on Sunday night.
The competition gets tougher once again, as the Flyers start a busy week ahead with Sunday night's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Game time is 7 p.m.
|Philadelphia Flyers||GP||G||A||P||Toronto Maple Leafs||GP||G||A||P|
|Travis Konecny||33||20||20||40||Auston Matthews||40||19||27||46|
|Kevin Hayes||38||10||25||35||Mitch Marner||40||15||31||46|
|Tony DeAngelo||34||7||16||23||William Nylander||40||22||23||45|
|Owen Tippett||34||12||9||21||John Tavares||40||18||19||37|
|Joel Farabee||39||8||13||21||Michael Bunting||40||13||16||29|
Kevin Hayes had just two assists in his previous nine games to close out December, but since the start of 2023 has scored a goal and added four assists for five points in the last two games.
Auston Matthews hasn't been lighting it up with goals on the same pace as last season, but he remains the driving force in the Toronto offense. Matthews is on a four-game points streak with two goals and four assists.
Carter Hart gets the start for the Flyers. Hart returned after missing three games and picked up the win on Thursday, making 21 saves on 23 shots.
Matt Murray is expected to start for the Leafs. Murray took the loss in his last start on Thursday, allowing five goals on 26 shots to the Seattle Kraken.
Flyers Scratches: Sean Couturier (injury), Tanner Laczynski (injury), Justin Braun (healthy)
Maple Leafs Scratches: Jake Muzzin (injury), Victor Mete (injury), Nick Robertson (injury), Wayne Simmonds (healthy), Jordie Benn (healthy), Conor Timmins (healthy)
- Flyers: The Flyers are expected to use the same lineup as Thursday night's win over Arizona.
- Maple Leafs: No changes are expected for the Leafs following their 4-1 win over the Red Wings on Saturday night.
- Power Play: Flyers (29th), Maple Leafs (8th)
- Penalty Kill: Flyers (19th), Maple Leafs (17th)
- Recent History vs. Maple Leafs
- Dec. 22, 2022 - Maple Leafs 4, Flyers 3 (at TOR)
- Nov. 2, 2022 - Maple Leafs 5, Flyers 2 (at TOR)
- Flyers Leaders vs. Maple Leafs
- James van Riemsdyk: 19 GP, 6 G, 4 A, 10 P
- Travis Konecny: 17 GP, 4 G, 12 A, 16 P
- Kevin Hayes: 21 GP, 4 G, 8 A, 12 P
- Scott Laughton: 15 GP, 3 G, 7 A, 10 P
- Carter Hart: 5 GP, 2-3-0, 3.57 GAA, .891 SV%
Where to Watch
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Radio: Flyers Broadcast Network
Kevin Durso is Flyers insider for 97.3 ESPN and Flyers editor for SportsTalkPhilly.com. Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso.