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5 THINGS: Flyers vs. Maple Leafs

Flyers are in Toronto tonight facing the Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Center.

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers

GAME NOTES

QUICK STATS

Season Series: (2015-16): 1-1-1

All-Time Record: 174 gp (93-55-22-4)

Leading Scorers: PHI: 15pts, Giroux (4g-11a) & Voracek (6g-9a) | TOR: 12pts, Nylander (4g-8a)

Power Play: (PHI: 15-for-53, 28.3%, 2nd) (TOR: 8-for-35, 22.9%, 7th)

Penalty Kill: (PHI: 34-of-43, 79.1%, 22nd) (TOR: 36-for-42, 85.7%, 9th)

 

1. FLYING BY

The Flyers have earned points in four of their last five games, going 3-1-1, with three of their last four going past regulation play… They lead the NHL in most one-goal games (10) and have had eight straight games decided by one goal… The Flyers continue to lead all NHL teams in games past regulation for the past three seasons with 58 (14-15: 26 | 15-16: 27 | 16-17: 5).

 

2. THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

The Maple Leafs have the NHL's youngest roster and seven rookies on the team, six of which have played all 13 games… Toronto's rookies have combined for 44 points (16g-28a) in 13 games this season… They have three rookies in the Top 6 of rookie scoring (Nylander, Matthews & Marner)… Despite getting off to a hot start, Auston Matthews, the #1 overall pick in 2016, has just one assist in his last seven games… Mitch Marner has three goals and four points in his last three games, while Nylander has one assist in his last four games.

 

3. WHEN THESE TEAMS MEET

This is the 175th all-time game against the Maple Leafs and the Flyers are going for their 94th win… The Flyers dropped two of the three meetings last year against Toronto with all three games decided by one goal and two of the three being decided in overtime… Claude Giroux averages a point per-game against Toronto with 25 in 25 (9g-16a), as does Shayne Gostisbehere with 3 in 3 (1g-2a)… Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen is a perfect 4-0-0 against the Flyers in his career.

 

4. THE HIGH & LOW

The Maple Leafs and Flyers are ranked No. 1 and 2 in the NHL in shots per-game with Toronto leading the league at an average of 33.3 shots, while the Flyers are second with 32.6 shots per-game… The Flyers are third in the NHL in goals scored per-game at 3.36, while the Maple Leafs are 11th at 2.85, but both teams rank in the bottom 5 for the most goals allowed so far this year with Toronto tied for an NHL worst 3.62 GA/GP, while the Flyers have the fourth most goals-allowed per-game at 3.57.

 

5. PLAYERS TO WATCH: 

FLYERS (LW: #93 - Jakub Voracek)

Voracek has four assists in his last two games to vault to the top of the Flyers leaderboard… Overall, he has 15 points (6g-9a) in 14 games, recording nearly half of those points in the last six games (3g-4a). He also leads the Flyers, and is third among all players in the NHL in shots on goal (58).

MAPLE LEAFS (C: #29 - William Nylander)

Nylander leads Toronto, and is second among all NHL rookies, in points (12) and assists (8) and leads in power-play points (7), but has just one assist in the last games after recording points in six of seven games from Oct. 19-30… He was named the NHL's Rookie of the Month for October… He has played one career game against the Flyers, recording a three-point night with a goal and two assists. 

 

TODAY AT 50

On Nov. 11, 1985: After a devastating car accident in Somerdale, NJ, Pelle Lindbergh passes away. The Vezina Trophy winning goaltender's organs are successfully transplanted into awaiting patients at multiple area hospitals. Flyers head coach Mike Keenan says, "Pelle died making one final save."

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