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POSTGAME 5: Four Score!

Flyers earn fourth straight win with third period comeback over Leafs, 4-2

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers / http://www.philadelphiaflyers.com

HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED
The Flyers earned their first third-period comeback, scoring three times in the final frame, to double up the visiting Maple Leafs, 4-2, in the first of their five-game homestand on Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center.

After Claude Giroux got the Flyers on the board off a quick shot from a face-off win by Sean Couturier, the Leafs answered with two straight goals to grab a 2-1 lead entering the third period.

Travis Konecny knotted things up after a great play and lengthy shift in the Leafs zone (see tonight's turning point below). Couturier then took a highlight-reel pass from Claude Giroux and snapped a quick release top shelf on Frederik Anderson with 2:55 left in the third period to give the Flyers the victory.Video: TOR@PHI: Couturier goes top shelf for go-ahead goal

Scott Laughton added an empty-netter to seal the win... Brian Elliott stopped 20 of 22 shots, while Andersen made 36 saves in a losing effort. 

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5 THINGS: Leafs vs. Flyers

The Flyers and the Leafs face off 7PM tonight at the Wells Fargo Center.

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @nhlflyers / http://www.philadelphiaflyers.com

Philadelphia Flyers (11-11-7: 29pts) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (20-10-1: 41pts)

at Wells Fargo Center | Philadelphia, PA

TIME: 7:00 p.m. | TV: NBCSP | RADIO: 93.3 WMMR

presented by The Rothman Institute at Jefferson Hospital

GAME NOTES

QUICK STATS

Season Series: 1-0-0

All-Time Record: 120gp (73-34-13)

Leading Scorers: 

PHI: 37-PTS, Voracek (7g-30a)

TOR: 26-PTS, Matthews (13g-13a)

 

1. FOUR FOR US?

The Flyers are riding a three-game winning streak entering tonight's game after sweeping Western Canada in regulation and outscoring their opponents by a 13 to 5 margin... They are looking for their first four-game win streak since the end of last season (Mar. 26-Apr. 1) and first four-game win streak in regulation since the 2013-14 season (Feb. 1-8, 2014)... The Flyers now open up a five-game homestand and are looking for their first win on home ice since Nov. 9 (3-1 vs. Chicago) and play seven games in the 12 days before the holiday break.

 

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Meltzer: Raffl on a Roll

Forward taking advantage of every opportunity in recent hot streak

by Bill Meltzer @billmeltzer / http://www.philadelphiaflyers.com

Over the course of his five seasons with the Flyers, Michael Raffl has been one of the National Hockey League's more underrated plug-and-play forwards. 

Put Raffl on an energy line and he will contribute productive shifts on the forecheck and applying back pressure. 

Deploy him on the penalty kill and he will be among the team's best forwards at taking advantage of clearing opportunities. Send him out to protect a lead and he will willingly put himself in harm's way to block shots, albeit sometimes at a cost (Raffl's had a few shot block-related injuries in his career). Furthermore, he creates power play chances for his own team by keeping his legs moving and outworking opposing players. 

Video: Gostisbehere, Elliott and Simmonds on playing at home

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Elliott Named NHL's Third Star of the Week

NHL honors Flyers goaltender after stellar week

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @nhlflyers / http://www.philadelphiaflyers.com

The National Hockey League announced today that Flyers goaltender Brian Elliott has been named the Third Star of the Week.

Elliott recorded a perfect 3-0-0 mark as the team faced a tough, Western Canadian road trip that saw them play three games in four nights. He posted a .954 save percentage and 1.66 goals-against average on the week after stopping 103 out of 108 shots, including 28 saves on 29 shots he saw in third periods.

"It's great to be recognized, but whenever you get those recognitions as a goalie it shows how the group has been playing, especially this last week," said Elliott. "It's my name up there, but definitely the Philadelphia Flyers whole team deserves that."

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Prospect Snapshot: NCAA Players

Get caught up with quick hits on all Flyers prospects playing in collegiate ranks

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @nhlflyers / http://www.philadelphiaflyers.com

The 2017-18 season has been a very strong one to date for most of the Flyers' prospects playing NCAA collegiate hockey. Three of the top forwards playing at the Division I level are Flyers' draftees, as well as a freshmen defenseman who has made an immediate impact. 

Nearly across the board, the Flyers collegiate pool has made progress this season. 

With NCAA hockey now on hiatus until after Christmas, here is an updated rundown of all seven Flyers' draftees playing in the NCAA and the two in the collegiate-track USHL: 

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Meltzer: The Moose is Loose

How the goaltender's strong, steady play steered them through a successful trip

by Bill Meltzer @billmeltzer / http://www.philadelphiaflyers.com
Now in his 10th NHL season and nearly 400 games into his National Hockey League career, there's not much that Flyers goaltender Brian Elliott has not seen.
He's been an unheralded prospect and a four-season collegiate neminder. He's been an NHL backup and a starter. He's played on stellar defensive teams and won a Jennings Trophy and played on not-so-stellar defensive teams. He's played in a conference final and he's played on teams that have had unwanted early summer vacations.
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Meltzer: How they did it

Bill Meltzer gives his five reasons how the Flyers bounced back and swept the Western Canada

by Bill Meltzer @billmeltzer / http://www.philadelphiaflyers.com

Embarking upon one of the most challenging portions of the schedule - a three games in four nights road trip through the western Canadian cities of Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver - it would have been easy for the Flyers to wallow in misery and lose additional ground in the standings.

Instead, the team circled the wagons and came away with a 5-2 win over the Flames, a 4-2 win against the Oilers, and a 4-1 victory over a more rested Canucks team in the final game of the trip.

How did the Flyers do it, after entering the trip on a 10-game winless streak (0-5-5)? Here are five reasons.

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POSTGAME 5: How Sweep it is!

Flyers take 4-1 win over Canucks to sweep Western Canada trip

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers / http://www.philadelphiaflyers.com

HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED

The Flyers withstood an early Vancouver onslaught to score the game's first three goals and ended up with a 4-1 victory over the Canucks. 

Vancouver recorded the first nine shots of the game in the first 7:16 of play, but the Flyers then recorded the next nine shots of the game over the next five and a half minutes. Shayne Gostisbehere started out the scoring on the power play at 14:08 of the first, and then the Flyers added two in the second - one from Michael Raffl 45 seconds into the frame and one from Claude Giroux, another power-play goal, at 9:52 of the period. 

Brock Boeser got one back with 20 seconds left in the second, but there was no more scoring until Wayne Simmonds scored an empty-netter with 1:02 left. Brian Elliott stopped 36 shots for the Flyers, while Jacob Markstrom turned away 22 in the loss. 

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5 THINGS: Flyers vs. Canucks

The Flyers and the Canucks face off 10PM tonight at Rogers Arena.

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @nhlflyers / http://www.philadelphiaflyers.com

Philadelphia Flyers (10-11-7: 27pts) at Vancouver Canucks (14-10-4: 32pts)

at Rogers Arena | Vancouver, British Columbia

TIME: 10:00 p.m. EST | TV: NBCSP | RADIO: 93.3 WMMR

presented by The Rothman Institute at Jefferson Hospital

GAME NOTES

QUICK STATS
Season Series: 0-1-0
All-Time Record: 120gp (73-34-13)
Leading Scorers: 
PHI: 34-PTS, Voracek (7g-27a)
VAN: 25-PTS, Boeser (13g-12a)

 

1. FEELING SWEEPY

The Flyers complete their three-game road trip and look to sweep Western Canada by taking on the Canucks... The last time the Flyers swept the three Western Canadian teams came in the 2013-14 season (Dec. 28-31)... The Flyers will also complete the season series of their eighth Western Conference team in just their 29th game, 20 of which have come against the West, going 7-9-4... The Flyers have now earned points in five straight road games (2-0-3).

 

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POSTGAME 5: Oil Kings

Flyers double up Oilers, 4-2, to sweep season series in Edmonton

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers / http://www.philadelphiaflyers.com

HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED

The Flyers rebounded from allowing a shorthanded goal early in the second period to score three goals of their own and ended up with a 4-2 win in Edmonton on Wednesday night. 

After a scoreless first period, Leon Draisaitl tallied the shortie 3:41 into the second. But the Flyers answered with a power play goal from Jordan Weal at the 8:53 mark, and then a goal from Dale Weise with 5:15 left and gave the Flyers a 2-1 lead at the second intermission. Michael Raffl gave the Flyers an insurance goal 4:06 into the third, which was needed when Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored with 6:40 to play. Wayne Simmonds iced it with an empty-netter with under 40 seconds to go. 

Brian Elliott made 24 saves in the win, while Laurent Brossoit stopped 29 of the 32 shots he faced.

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