The Philadelphia Flyers overcame a sluggish start in their last outing to continue their impressive results at home. Coach Peter Laviolette's club will look to keep the Wells Fargo Center faithful happy on Monday when the Toronto Maple Leafs pay a visit. Brayden Schenn scored twice and the Flyers netted four unanswered goals en route to a 5-3 triumph over Winnipeg on Saturday afternoon. Philadelphia improved to 5-2-1 at home with the victory.
The Flyers, who have won three of their last four contests, will look to avenge a disheartening 5-2 loss to Toronto on Feb. 11. The Maple Leafs are trying to shake some bad memories themselves - especially the tail end of their 3-2 setback to provincial rival Ottawa on Saturday. The winning goal was scored with 24 seconds remaining in the third period.
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ABOUT THE MAPLE LEAFS (11-8-0): Toronto was off to a blistering start away from the Air Canada Centre, but has dropped three of its last four to see its mark dip to 7-4-0. Ben Scrivens has turned in an admirable performance with James Reimer dealing with a left MCL strain. Scrivens is 3-3-0 with a pair of shutouts and a slim 1.92 goals-against average. Clarke MacArthur, who scored versus Ottawa, also tallied in the previous meeting against Philadelphia.
ABOUT THE FLYERS (9-10-1): Jakub Voracek has collected four goals and eight assists in his last five contests. The 12-point effort in the five-game stretch was the first by a member of the Flyers since Peter Forsberg in 2005. Voracek, however, has just one goal in six career contests versus Toronto. Wayne Simmonds' spirited play is also producing dividends on the scoreboard. Simmonds, who also tallied versus the Maple Leafs in the early meeting, has three goals and four assists during his four-game point streak.
1. Philadelphia LW Scott Hartnell returned versus Winnipeg following a 16-game absence due to a broken foot. He registered five shots on goal in nearly 15 minutes of ice time.
2. Toronto LW James van Riemsdyk, who has three goals in his last three games, scored against his former team on Feb. 11
3. Flyers G Ilya Bryzgalov yielded four goals on 14 shots before being pulled against the Maple Leafs. The Russian fell to 5-1-0 in his career versus Toronto.
PREDICTION: Maple Leafs 4, Flyers 3