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Flyers Postgame: Win vs Caps; Loss at London

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers

Philadelphia Flyers Postgame

Flyers 5, Washington 4 at Wells Fargo Center
Toronto 3, Flyers 2 (SO) at Budweiser Gardens, London, Ontario

  • The Flyers once again split their split-squad games, earning a 5-4 win over the Capitals at the Wells Fargo Center and taking a 3-2 shootout loss at Budweiser Gardens against the Toronto Maple Leafs in London, Ont.
  • The Flyers dropped their fifth straight game playing in London, Ont. dating back to the 2009 preseason… The shootout loss was the fourth straight one-goal loss for the Flyers at London, three of which were decided by a shootout.
  • Top performers of the night include defenseman Mark Streit, who factored into four of the Flyers' five goals with a goal and three assists, while Jakub Voracek had three points (1g-2a)… Andrew Gordon contributed a goal and assist and Blair Jones recorded two assists and two fights against the Capitals.
  • Streit also logged more minutes than any player in the game (24:09).. Streit was paired with 2014 first-round draft pick by the Flyers, Travis Sanheim, for most of the night.
  • In London, goaltender Anthony Stolarz played all 65 minutes, stopping 29 of 31 shots, and two of three players in the shootout to take the loss… Matt Read and Michael Raffl scored for the Flyers in London, while Nick Cousins recorded two assists.
  • Against the Caps at home, Ray Emery stopped 9 of 11 shots getting the start in net, while Rob Zepp stopped 17 of 19 shots in his first appearance as a Flyer.
  • The Flyers and Capitals combined for 70 penalty minutes in their game (Flyers: 31, Capitals: 39).
  • The Capitals fired 17 shots on goal in the third period compared to just three in the second period, while the Flyers had 14 shots in the second period vs. Washington compared to just six in the third.
  • Pierre-Edouard Bellemare appeared in his first game as a Flyer, in the NHL and North America against the Maple Leafs in London... “It was exciting. I went out to look at the ice just to make sure I was going to be able to focus on the game… All in all I thought it is a quicker game [than in Europe]. I kind of like it.”
  • Michael Del Zotto appeared in his first game as a Flyer, and saw significant time on every Flyers power-play during the game... “It was a good opportunity for me to move the puck and I thought we had some great looks 5-on-4 especially on that 4-on-3… Each day you’re trying to get better and better.”
  • The Flyers and Leafs will meet again on Tuesday night at 7pm at Air Canada Center. The Rogers Sportsnet telecast of the game will be carried by the NHL Network in the Philadelphia market, and the game will also be broadcast on 97.5 The Fanatic.
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