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Flyers 4, Maple Leafs 0

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:50 AM

Associated Press

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Flyers 4, Maple Leafs 0
Philadelphia Flyers 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 0

TORONTO (AP) - Sergei Bobrovsky made 27 saves to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-0 exhibition victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night.

The Flyers scored three times in the second period, with forwards Zac Rinaldo, Wayne Simmonds and Mike Testwuide beating Leafs goalie James Reimer in an 11-minute span.

Sean Couturier scored in the third period, and Flyers defenseman Matt Carle had a pair of assists in front of announced crowd of 18,480.

"We're just trying to prove ourselves. ... We all have opportunities here and we want to take advantage," said Couturier, who was drafted eighth overall last June and was playing in his first NHL-caliber contest.

"I was kind of nervous, but once you get going, you feel pretty good. I tried to approach it like it was any other game, but for sure it was something special."

The preseason matchup featured two pairs of brothers going to head to head, with established NHLers Luke Schenn and Phil Kessel suiting up for Toronto against Philadelphia prospects Brayden Schenn and Blake Kessel.

Toronto's Schenn, entering his fourth NHL season at the age of 22, was impressed with his younger brother's performance.

"I thought he played pretty well, nothing flashy but he was sound defensively, good on faceoffs and strong on the penalty kill," Luke Schenn said.

"There was probably some nerves, it being his first game with the Flyers and playing in front of a big crowd here at Air Canada Centre."

Brayden Schenn was a key part of the offseason trade that sent Mike Richards to the Los Angeles Kings, and Blake Kessel signed a free-agent deal last week.

Bobrovsky's biggest stop came during a Leafs two-man advantage when the game was already out of reach in the third period, going post-to-post to frustrate Clarke MacArthur.

Rinaldo opened the scoring at 7:25 of the second. He took a pass from Jakub Voracek at the blue line, beat a diving Schenn and swooped in on Reimer before sliding the puck between the goalie's legs.

Couturier made it 4-0 early in the third. The Leafs turned the puck over in the offensive zone, and the 2011 first-round pick wristed a shot past Reimer's glove at 2:40.

The Flyers went 1 for 5 on the power play, and Toronto was 0 for 9. The Leafs had a two-man advantage for a full two minutes midway through the third period, but Bobrovsky was able to preserve the shutout.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
07:25
PHI
Zac Rinaldo (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Jakub Voracek (1), Matt Read (1)
1 - 0 PHI
16:11
PHI
PPG - Wayne Simmonds (1) Tip-in - ASST: Matthew Carle (1), Brayden Schenn (1)
2 - 0 PHI
18:41
PHI
Mike Testwuide (1) Snap shot - ASST: Matthew Carle (2), Sean Couturier (1)
3 - 0 PHI
3rd Period
02:40
PHI
Sean Couturier (1) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE
4 - 0 PHI
penalty summary
1st Period
03:59
TOR
Phil Kessel  Roughing  - 2 min against  Zac Rinaldo
05:15
PHI
James van Riemsdyk  Tripping  - 2 min against  Mike Komisarek
06:54
TOR
Joe Colborne  Tripping  - 2 min against  Wayne Simmonds
12:34
PHI
Harry Zolnierczyk  Interference  - 2 min against  Mike Komisarek
16:32
PHI
Zac Rinaldo  Tripping  - 2 min against  Jesse Blacker
2nd Period
02:27
PHI
Zac Rinaldo  Too many men on the ice  - 2 min
03:47
TOR
Clarke MacArthur  Interference  - 2 min against  Erik Gustafsson
09:15
PHI
James van Riemsdyk  Interference - Goalkeeper  - 2 min against  James Reimer
15:49
TOR
Luke Schenn  Holding  - 2 min against  Mike Testwuide
3rd Period
06:13
PHI
Mike Testwuide  Interference  - 2 min against  James Reimer
10:32
PHI
Tom Sestito  Fighting  - 5 min against  Joffrey Lupul
10:32
TOR
Joffrey Lupul  Fighting  - 5 min against  Tom Sestito
10:32
PHI
Harry Zolnierczyk  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Joffrey Lupul
10:32
PHI
Tom Sestito served by Mike Testwuide  Roughing  - 2 min against  Joffrey Lupul
goalie stats
Sergei Bobrovsky
SA: 27TOI: 60:00
GA: 0SV%: 1.000
James Reimer
SA: 22TOI: 60:00
GA: 4SV%: .818