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Maple Leafs 5, Flyers 4, OT

Tuesday, 08.16.2011 / 5:17 AM

Associated Press

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Maple Leafs 5, Flyers 4, OT
Philadelphia Flyers 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 5

TORONTO (AP) -Niklas Hagman scored two goals, including unassisted at 1:23 of overtime, to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night.

Toronto rallied from a 4-2 third-period deficit to earn its third consecutive preseason victory (3-1-0).

Matt Stajan, Alexei Ponikarovsky and Francois Beauchemin also scored for Toronto. The Leafs also beat the Flyers 4-0 on Thursday night.

Daniel Briere scored two goals, Mike Richards and defenseman Chris Pronger scored for the Flyers, who dropped their third consecutive exhibition game (0-3-0).

After a bruising first period that saw Toronto jump out to a 2-1 lead, the Flyers rallied with three unanswered goals in the middle frame while outshooting the Leafs 16-3.

With Philadelphia on a two-man advantage early in the second period, Pronger one-timed a point shot past Maple Leafs goalie Vesa Toskala at 6:53 to tie the game at 2-2. Then it was Briere's turn as the winger scored twice in the second period, at 8:41 and 16:58.

Toskala played the whole game - his first full game of the preseason - and stopped 25 shots.

Flyers goalie Ray Emery stopped 10 of 12 shots before being replaced by Brian Boucher midway through the second period.

Toronto was 2 for 10 on the power play, while Philadelphia went 2 for 7 with the man advantage.

Notes: Phil Kessel, who was obtained in a trade with Boston on Friday, was introduced to the Air Canada Centre on the scoreboard midway through the first period. "Toronto's a great team, the fans are outstanding, and it's going to be a great year," said Kessel as the crowd roared its approval. "The fans here are the best in the league." Kessel signed a $27-million, five-year deal with Toronto, but is out until November while recovering from offseason shoulder surgery.

scoring summary
1st Period
03:27
TOR
PPG - Matt Stajan (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Tomas Kaberle (1), John Mitchell (1)
2 - 1 TOR
08:35
PHI
PPG - Mike Richards (1) Backhand shot - ASST: James van Riemsdyk (1), Randy Jones (1)
1 - 1 Tie
18:13
TOR
Alexei Ponikarovsky (1) Tip-in - ASST: Mike Komisarek (1), Rickard Wallin (1)
2 - 1 TOR
2nd Period
06:53
PHI
PPG - Chris Pronger (1) Slapshot - ASST: Matthew Carle (1), Mike Richards (1)
4 - 2 PHI
08:41
PHI
Daniel Briere (1) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE
4 - 2 PHI
08:41
PHI
Daniel Briere (2) Snap shot - ASST: NONE
4 - 3 PHI
16:58
PHI
Daniel Briere (3) Wrap-around - ASST: NONE
4 - 2 PHI
3rd Period
09:52
TOR
Niklas Hagman (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Matt Stajan (1), Colton Orr (1)
4 - 3 PHI
16:10
TOR
PPG - Francois Beauchemin (1) Slapshot - ASST: Tomas Kaberle (2)
4 - 4 Tie
OT Period
01:23
TOR
Niklas Hagman (2) Slapshot - ASST: NONE
5 - 4 TOR
penalty summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
NONE
OT Period
NONE
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