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Bryzgalov, Flyers fall to Leafs

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:50 AM

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Bryzgalov, Flyers fall to Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Philadelphia Flyers 2
Prized free-agent goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov, making his first appearance as a Flyer, allowed stick-side goals to Juraj Mikus, Matt Frattin and Joe Colborne, as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated Philadelphia by a 4-2 score at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night.

Displaying a new Philadelphia-themed mask, Bryzgalov, who signed a nine-year, $51 million contract in June, received a loud ovation when introduced. He struggled later, though, as Mikus, pinching in from the point, beat him top shelf with a wrister at 15:54 of the first. Frattin then whacked a rolling puck past him from 20 feet out at 14:31 of the second, as the two teams completed a two-day, home-and-home, preseason split.

"We feel full support here, I liked the reaction," Bryzgalov said. "But I can't be satisfied with my performance."

Ben Scrivens and Jonas Gustavsson combined for 21 saves and Colby Armstrong had two assists as the Maple Leafs concluded a stretch of three games in as many days. Colborne and Frattin added insurance goals in the third. The latter was an empty netter.

"We came out with a lot more pop and intensity tonight," Toronto coach Ron Wilson said, a day after losing to the Flyers, 4-0, at the Air Canada Centre. "We were able to get our legs going early, and we were able to keep it up."

Tomas Hyka and Erik Gustafsson scored for Philadelphia (1-1). Bryzgalov finished with 21 saves.

"I thought he played well," Philadelphia coach Peter Laviolette said of Bryzgalov. "But I think we need to be better defensively in front of him."

The Flyers return to action Thursday night against Detroit in London, Ontario, while the Leafs will host Buffalon on Friday at the Air Canada Centre.

Material from wire services and team media was used in this report.
scoring summary
1st Period
15:54
TOR
Juraj Mikus (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Philippe Dupuis (1)
1 - 0 TOR
2nd Period
14:31
TOR
Matt Frattin (1) Snap shot - ASST: Colby Armstrong (1), Tyler Bozak (1)
2 - 0 TOR
17:42
PHI
Tomas Hyka (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Matt Read (1)
2 - 1 TOR
3rd Period
04:05
TOR
Joe Colborne (1) Tip-in - ASST: Colby Armstrong (2), Korbinian Holzer (1)
3 - 1 TOR
17:52
PHI
Erik Gustafsson (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Kimmo Timonen (1), Claude Giroux (1)
3 - 2 TOR
19:45
TOR
EN - Matt Frattin (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Jerry D'Amigo (1)
4 - 2 TOR
penalty summary
1st Period
06:19
TOR
Luke Schenn  Boarding  - 2 min against  Scott Hartnell
12:31
PHI
Jody Shelley  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Mike Komisarek
16:24
PHI
Andreas Nodl served by Daniel Briere  Roughing  - 2 min against  Jay Rosehill
16:24
TOR
Jay Rosehill  Roughing  - 2 min against  Andreas Nodl
16:24
PHI
Andreas Nodl  Unsportsmanlike conduct  - 2 min
2nd Period
09:19
TOR
Mike Komisarek  Interference  - 2 min against  Andreas Nodl
12:34
PHI
Jody Shelley  Game misconduct  - 10 min
12:34
PHI
Jody Shelley served by Tomas Hyka  Boarding (maj)  - 5 min against  Darryl Boyce
12:34
PHI
Jody Shelley  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Jay Rosehill
12:34
TOR
Jay Rosehill  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Jody Shelley
12:34
TOR
Jay Rosehill served by Jerry D'Amigo  Instigator  - 2 min against  Jody Shelley
12:34
TOR
Jay Rosehill  Misconduct (10 min)  - 10 min against  Jody Shelley
18:22
TOR
Korbinian Holzer  Hooking  - 2 min against  Tomas Hyka
3rd Period
04:29
PHI
Jakub Voracek  Hooking  - 2 min against  Tyler Bozak
08:15
TOR
Philippe Dupuis  Roughing  - 2 min against  Maxime Talbot
08:15
PHI
Maxime Talbot served by Tomas Hyka  Roughing  - 2 min against  Philippe Dupuis
08:15
PHI
Maxime Talbot  Roughing  - 2 min against  Philippe Dupuis
12:30
TOR
Darryl Boyce  Misconduct (10 min)  - 10 min against  Scott Hartnell
12:30
PHI
Scott Hartnell  Misconduct (10 min)  - 10 min against  Darryl Boyce
12:30
TOR
Jay Rosehill  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Kevin Marshall
goalie stats
Ben Scrivens
SA: 10TOI: 32:05
GA: 0SV%: 1.000
Jonas Gustavsson
SA: 13TOI: 27:42
GA: 2SV%: .846
Ilya Bryzgalov
SA: 24TOI: 58:45
GA: 3SV%: .875