Philadelphia got off to a very slow start allowing 2 goals against in the first 4 minutes; however, they once again fought back in the game to eventually force the extra session.
In overtime, Toronto took advantage of a Flyers breakdown ending up with a mini 2 on 1 right in front of Steve Mason. Dion Phaneuf fed ex Flyer Joffrey Lupul for the winner.
|Leafs score the winner in OT|
Both coach Craig Berube and captain Claude Giroux blamed the loss on their poor 1st period. In that period, the Leafs outshot the Flyers 14-9 and scored 2 goals in the first 3:38 minutes.
Jake Gardiner scored the first 2:21 minutes in then Nazem Kadri got the second just 1:17 minutes later, and the Flyers had another hill to climb.
Late in the 2nd period, the Flyers finally got on the board on a 4 on 2 rush from Kimmo Timonen giving them some much needed life.
The newly rejuvenated Flyers struck again in the 3rd period. And again it was Timonen. Jake Voracek set up Timonen from behind the net and the game was tied at 2.
Toronto was able to restore their lead with just over 6 minutes on a goal by Mason Raymond, only to see the Flyers comeback once again.
With 2:32 minutes remaining, Braydon Coburn blasted a slap shot from the point past Jonathan Bernier knotting this game up at 3, forcing overtime.
In the extra session, the Flyers were buzzing but couldn't take advantage of any of their chances, while the Leafs went down and scored on their first chance in the overtime.
The loss drops the Flyers to a 33-24-7 record, still hanging on to the 2nd seed in the Metropolitan division.
- Kimmo Timonen registered his first multi goal game since December 14th 2009.
- Neither team scored on the PowerPlay.
- The Flyers went 0 for 2 while the Leafs 0 for 3.
- Timonen and Coburn combined for 3 goals, +6, 8 shots, 4 blocks and 6 hits.
- Nicklas Grossmann and Mark Streit were a combined -6.
- Voracek provided 2 assists tonight. It was his third consecutive multi point game.
- In those 3 games, Voracek has 3 goals and 4 assists for 7 points.
- The Flyers were out shot 36-31 tonight.
Drop The Puck:
The Flyers have off until Tuesday when they face off against the New Jersey Devils.