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Bernier, Maple Leafs hand Flyers costly OT loss

Toronto goalie makes 41 saves; Philadelphia falls out of playoff spot

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / Deputy Managing Editor

Gardiner's overtime winner

TOR@PHI: Gardiner beats Mason with slap shot for GWG

4/7/16: Jake Gardiner wires a power-play slap shot past Steve Mason, giving the Maple Leafs an overtime win over the Flyers

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PHILADELPHIA -- Jake Gardiner scored at 2:51 of overtime, and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 at Wells Fargo Center on Thursday to knock them out of a Stanley Cup Playoff spot.

Philadelphia trails the Boston Bruins, who won 5-2 against the Detroit Red Wings, by one point for the second wild card into the playoffs from the Eastern Conference. The Flyers have two games remaining, and the Bruins have one.

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Situation Room

Situation Room Initiated Challenge: TOR @ PHI

Original call stands, good goal Maple Leafs @NHLdotcom

At 2:51 of overtime in the Maple Leafs/Flyers game, the Situation Room initiated a review under the terms of a Coach's Challenge to examine whether a Toronto player interfered with Philadelphia goaltender Steve Mason prior to Jake Gardiner's goal.

After reviewing all available replays and consulting with NHL Hockey Operations staff, the Referee confirmed no goaltender interference infractions occurred before the puck crossed the goal line.

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game preview

Flyers seek 'killer instinct' against Maple Leafs

Philadelphia has lost two straight in pursuit of playoff berth

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / Deputy Managing Editor

MAPLE LEAFS (28-41-11) at FLYERS (39-27-13) 

TV: 7 p.m. ET; CSN-PH, SNO, NHL.TV

PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Flyers look to end a two-game losing streak and move one step closer to gaining a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs when they play the Toronto Maple Leafs at Wells Fargo Center on Thursday.

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