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FIVE THINGS: Flyers at Toronto Maple Leafs

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers
Philadelphia Flyers (1-0-1)

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Toronto Maple Leafs (1-0-0)

TIME: 7:30 p.m.  | TV: NHL Network  |  RADIO: 97.5 The Fanatic

1. BACK-TO-BACK
The Flyers take on the Maple Leafs for the second straight night after suffering a 3-2 shootout loss on Monday in London, Ont. … Last season the Flyers split their back-to-back games against the Leafs, dropping the game in London, but earning a seven-round shootout win at the ACC, 3-2 with both Flyers regulation goals coming from defensemen… In back-to-back games last season, the Flyers were stronger in the second game, owning a 9-4-1 record in the second half of games on back-to-back days, compared to a 7-7-0 mark in the opener.

DOUBLE DUTY

    NEWS, NOTES & QUOTES: Win vs. Caps; Loss at London
 
  HIGHLIGHTS: Lecavalier scores  |  Gordon's goal
 
  POSTGAME: Berube  |  Sanheim  |  Voracek  |  Stolarz

2. AGAINST THE LEAFS
Each of the last three preseason games against Toronto have been decided by one goal, including two in a shootout, while six of the last nine preseason meetings against each other have been one-goal games… At the Air Canada Centre, the Flyers are 3-0-1 in the last four preseason meetings with three of the four games decided past regulation play… In regular season play, the Flyers went 1-1-1 last season against Toronto, dropping an overtime decision, 4-3, the last time they visited the ACC on Mar. 8.

3. THIS, THAT & THE OTHER
Flyers head coach Craig Berube will re-join the team in Toronto after coaching the Flyers to a 5-4 win vs. Capitals on Monday… The two teams won’t meet again until late December (Dec. 20) when they face off at the ACC for the first of two meetings in the regular season… With his two assists in last night’s game, Nick Cousins now has four points (1g-3a) in his last four preseason games with the Flyers… The Flyers have two players on their roster who have played for the Maple Leafs (Jay Rosehill, 2009-12 & Luke Schenn, 2008-12), while the Maple Leafs also have two players who played for the Flyers (Joffrey Lupul, 2007-09 & James van Riemsdyk, 2009-12).

4. PLAYER TO WATCH - FLYERS: (G: #35 - Steve Mason)
Mason gets his first action tonight of the preseason after Anthony Stolarz appeared in the entire game last night in London… Mason ended last regular season with a 7-2-1 record… Last season he tied a career-high in wins (33), the most since his rookie season in 2008-09 when he won the NHL's Calder Trophy as Rookie of the Year and had a 2.50 GAA which was his lowest since his rookie season & his .917 save percentage was the highest in his career… He won the Gene Hart Memorial Award for the Flyer who played with a lot of “heart”, becoming the first goaltender to win the award.

5. PLAYER TO WATCH - TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS: (F: #62 - William Nylander)
Toronto’s high first-round draft pick (8th overall) from this year’s NHL Draft will be in the lineup tonight for Toronto, making his debut for the Maple Leafs… He posted seven points (1g-6a) in 22 games with MODO of the Swedish Hockey League in 2013-14… He is the son of Michael Nylander, who played for seven teams and has 920 games in the NHL over a 15-season career.

FLYERS ROSTER
vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
Air Canada Centre | Toronto

FORWARDS
12 Michael Raffl
14 Sean Couturier
17 Wayne Simmonds
24 Matt Read
36 Zac Rinaldo
37 Jay Rosehill
42 Jason Akeson
45 Zack Stortini
46 Darroll Powe
49 Scott Laughton
52 Nick Cousins
64 Brandon Alderson
78 Pierre-Edouard Bellemare

DEFENSEMEN
15 Michael Del Zotto
22 Luke Schenn
38 Oliver Lauridsen
39 Mark Alt
43 Brandon Manning
50 Sam Morin
55 Nick Schultz

GOALTENDERS
35 Steve Mason
65 Anthony Stolarz
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