Flyers-Maple Leafs Preview: North of the Border
After going the first seven games without needing extra time, the last two games for the Flyers have required overtime. Both have ended the same way, surrendering the game-winning goal in the final minute.
Following a 1-0 overtime loss to the New York Rangers, the Flyers continue their road trip by going north of the border to face the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night.
Game time is at 7 p.m.
|Philadelphia Flyers||GP||G||A||P||Toronto Maple Leafs||GP||G||A||P|
|Kevin Hayes||9||1||9||10||William Nylander||10||4||6||10|
|Travis Konecny||9||4||5||9||John Tavares||10||4||6||10|
|Tony DeAngelo||9||2||5||7||Mitch Marner||10||2||7||9|
|James van Riemsdyk||6||2||3||5||Auston Matthews||10||3||5||8|
|Joel Farabee||9||2||3||5||Morgan Rielly||10||0||7||7|
Travis Konecny has cooled off a bit in terms of production, but he continues to generate scoring chances regularly. With three assists in his last five games and no goals since Oct. 19, he'll look to get back on the scoresheet.
John Tavares had a four-game points streak snapped in Toronto's last game against the Ducks on Sunday. He has points in eight of the team's 10 games so far.
Felix Sandstrom is expected to get the start for the Flyers. Sandstrom is still in search of his first NHL win, taking the loss in both of his starts this season, including his last on Oct. 23 against the Sharks.
Ilya Samsonov gets the start for the Maple Leafs. After starting the season with four straight wins, Samsonov has lost his last two starts, including his most recent on Oct. 29 allowing four goals on 29 shots to the Kings.
Flyers Scratches: Sean Couturier (injury), Cam Atkinson (injury), James van Riemsdyk (injury), Patrick Brown (injury), Zack MacEwen (healthy), Nick Seeler (healthy)
Maple Leafs Scratches: Timothy Liljegren (injury), Jordie Benn (injury), Matt Murray (injury), Jake Muzzin (injury), Nicolas Robertson (healthy), Nicolas Aube-Kubel (healthy)
- Flyers: While the exact lines remain to be seen, John Tortorella hinted that both Tanner Laczynski and Egor Zamula will likely play to put some fresh legs into the lineup.
- Maple Leafs: Toronto called up Pontus Holmberg to make his NHL debut in Wednesday's game.
- Power Play: Flyers (22nd), Maple Leafs (9th)
- Penalty Kill: Flyers (7th), Maple Leafs (22nd)
- Recent History vs. Maple Leafs
- April 19, 2022 - Maple Leafs 5, Flyers 2 (at TOR)
- April 2, 2022 - Maple Leafs 6, Flyers 3 (at PHI)
- Nov. 10, 2021 - Maple Leafs 3, Flyers 0 (at PHI)
- Flyers Leaders vs. Maple Leafs
- Travis Konecny: 15 GP, 4 G, 8 A, 12 P
- Kevin Hayes: 19 GP, 4 G, 7 A, 11 P
- Scott Laughton: 13 GP, 3 G, 6 A, 9 P
- Ivan Provorov: 15 GP, 3 G, 4 A, 7 P
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.
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