Philadelphia Flyers 3, Toronto Maple Leafs 4
It was quite a fight down at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night, so it was appropriate the shootout went 11 rounds.
Fortunately for the Leafs, they were on the right side of the decision and overcame the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3.
Travis Konecny was the only one of 11 Flyers to solve Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen during the shootout. Jason Spezza and Andreas Johnsson beat Flyers goalie Brian Elliott, and Johnsson’s shot won it.
The Flyers scored their first two goals on the power-play. Ivan Provorov got credit for the first when his shot from the point caromed in off Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly. Claude Giroux had the other when some stick-handling wizardry allowed him to tuck the puck past Andersen to give the Flyers a 2-1 lead in the second period.
Travis Sanheim had quite a night. He fell again on an opposition goal but notched the go-ahead tally in the third period. It was his first goal in 29 games. The last time he scored was on March 3rd.
Toronto finally ended the Flyers’ second-period dominance by tying it on a goal given to Spezza, which actually went off Sanheim.
The own-goal was a bit of bad luck, but Sanheim again had his misadventures on defense.
For the third game in a row, Sanheim was turned around by an opposing forward and ended up losing his skates.
Toronto took the play to the Flyers for the game’s first 15 minutes until the Provorov goal.