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Game Day:Flyers / Leafs


The Philadelphia Flyers (41-19-6) will head to Toronto tonight to take on the Toronto Maple Leafs (29-28.10) at the Air Canada Centre at 7:00 pm.

The Flyers snapped their four game losing streak on Tuesday with a 4-1 versus the speedy Edmonton Oilers. Although it was a much needed win, as a team the Flyers were far from happy with their effort.

They played a great first period scoring two goals off of seventeen shots and started to look like they have found their game. Not so, they would play a horrible second period and only managed a total of ten shots in the second and third periods combined.

The Leafs are coming off a 4-3 OT loss in NY to the Islanders on Tuesday night and are trying to sneak into the playoffs.

Matchup

This is the fourth and final time these two teams will meet this year in the regular season. The Flyers have a 2-1 record against the leafs this season with the Leafs taking the last one in Philly when the Flyers surrendered the lead with under five minutes to go in the game to give Toronto the 3-2 win.

The Leafs have been tough lately losing only once in regulation in their last eleven games. The Flyers have been playing very sloppy lately committing too many turnovers and lack the determination that got them to the top of the Eastern Conference.

Toronto will come out hard tonight and will up to the challenge the Flyers will try to throw at them tonight. The Flyers and the Leafs are both struggling on the power play this season as both are in the bottom ten in the league.

The penalty kill is a different story as the Flyers are ninth in the league while the Leafs are in the 26th spot. Leafs players to watch: Mikhail Grabovski ,Nikolai Kulemin, Clark MacArthur and maybe even Phil Kessel, had to save him for last , he is use to it.

Larry's Logic

One of these nights the Flyers may get back to the way they played at the start of the season. The way they are playing right now it does not seem possible for that to happen.

The scary part is just when you think the Flyers have pulled away and given themselves a couple goal cushion they give up a quick goal just moments after they worked hard to get that lead. As a fan it will take a lot more convincing for me to believe that this team can make a strong run in this year's playoffs.

They have some time to do it , but it just seems like they are far away from the team they need to be to be successful in the playoffs. In the meantime I will sit and wait like the rest of the Flyers faithful for this team to wake up.

Previous Game Highlights

Here are the Game Highlights from the last matchup between these two teams. Let's hope for a better outcome this time.

Step Up Players

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Richards
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