Toronto led inside the first two minutes, but two goals in 40 seconds gave Philadelphia the lead.
The Flyers then chased Jonathan Bernier with a goal early in the second period. The Leafs responded well, with two quick goals in the third putting them ahead, only for Philadelphia to tie the game up almost immediately. Neither team was too adventurous in the last ten minutes of the game, taking it to overtime, where Philadelphia scored a quick goal to extend the Leafs‘ losing streak to three.
The numbers in this game ended up pretty even; the two teams were nearly level in Corsi, and close in chances, separated by only one in regulation and tied at ES close. The one area where Toronto did have the edge was in controlled entries, as they were clearly pressing more in the third period than the Flyers, which was reflected in the possession numbers as well.
Philadelphia were clearly the better team in the first half of the game, up 11-4 in chances at the mid-way point. Toronto turned it around after that, helping them to successfully chase down the lead. The final ten minutes were quiet, with only a single chance between the two teams.
|1||18:31||0||0||Tor||GOAL! Matthias from Spaling||ES||16||23||26||45||52||55||12||21||24||35||47||53|
|1||15:04||1||0||Phi||Umburger from rebound||ES||16||20||23||26||44||45||3||20||35||52||82||93|
|1||12:43||1||0||Tor||Boyes from Clune||ES||20||25||28||44||45||56||3||25||35||76||78||82|
|1||11:04||1||0||Phi||GOAL! Gagner from Schenn||ES||24||40||43||45||46||51||3||10||17||35||82||89|
|1||10:26||1||1||Phi||Voracek from Laughton||ES||16||20||23||26||44||45||12||21||35||47||53||93|
|1||10:25||1||1||Phi||GOAL! Voracek from rebound||ES||16||20||23||26||44||45||12||21||32||35||55||93|
|1||09:35||1||2||Phi||Vandevelde wide from loose puck||ES||25||28||45||52||55||56||3||25||35||76||78||82|
|1||04:32||1||2||Tor||Parenteau from loose puck||ES||15||33||38||45||52||55||3||12||21||35||82||93|
|2||19:03||1||2||Phi||GOAL! Schenn drives||ES||20||26||33||43||44||45||3||10||17||35||82||89|
|2||18:06||1||3||Phi||Laughton from Read||ES||16||24||26||34||46||51||12||21||24||35||47||53|
|2||16:34||1||3||Phi||Voracek wide from Vandevelde||ES||15||20||33||34||38||51||32||35||52||55||76||93|
|2||13:53||1||3||Phi||Laughton from loose puck||ES||16||20||24||33||34||52||3||12||21||25||35||82|
|2||13:52||1||3||Phi||White from rebound||ES||16||20||24||33||34||52||3||12||21||25||35||82|
|2||13:00||1||3||Tor||Rielly wide from Kadri||ES||15||34||38||43||44||51||3||35||76||78||82||93|
|2||12:02||1||3||Phi||Simmonds from Schenn||ES||16||26||34||40||44||46||10||17||35||47||53||89|
|2||09:49||1||3||Tor||Boyes from giveaway||ES||20||25||28||34||55||56||25||35||47||53||76||78|
|2||08:03||1||3||Tor||GOAL! Spaling deflects Kadri shot||ES||16||26||34||43||44||51||3||20||35||52||82||93|
|2||05:00||2||3||Tor||Greening deflects Arcobello shot wide||PP||15||20||33||34||38||44||21||24||32||35||47|
|2||03:01||2||3||Phi||Schenn deflects Gostisbehere shot wide||ES||26||34||40||43||46||52||10||17||32||35||53||89|
|2||01:00||2||3||Tor||Holland wide from Spaling||ES||16||23||24||34||44||52||20||32||35||52||55||93|
|3||16:44||2||3||Tor||GOAL! Holland from Kadri||ES||24||34||40||43||44||46||3||35||52||55||76||93|
|3||16:02||3||3||Tor||Kadri from Winnik||ES||26||34||40||43||46||51||10||17||30||47||53||89|
|3||15:28||3||3||Tor||GOAL! Froese from Clune||ES||20||25||28||34||55||56||25||30||32||55||76||78|
|3||14:56||4||3||Phi||GOAL! Read from Raffl||ES||16||23||24||34||44||52||12||21||24||30||47||53|
|3||13:56||4||4||Tor||Greening from Winnik||ES||26||33||34||38||44||55||3||12||21||24||30||82|
|3||10:57||4||4||Tor||Kadri drives wide||ES||26||34||38||43||44||51||3||10||17||30||55||89|
|3||10:02||4||4||Tor||Greening from loose puck||ES||15||33||34||38||44||52||20||30||47||52||53||93|
|3||02:15||4||4||Phi||Umburger from loose puck||ES||16||23||24||34||46||51||20||30||32||52||55||93|
|4||04:31||4||4||Phi||GOAL! Gostisbehere from Voracek||ES||24||34||43||44||30||52||53||93|
Leafs Player Data
It was a tough night for now ex-Leaf Nick Spaling, as he playing mostly with also-traded Shawn Matthias and Peter Holland and struggled to prevent chances throughout the game. That trio were poor against Matt Read’s line, and Spaling himself also had some rough shifts against the Voracek line.
Holland and Daniel Winnik rotated through spots on Nazem Kadri’s line, going against the Schenn unit. While Kadri and Michael Grabner reasonably effective in that match-up, both Holland and Winnik struggled when away from that pairing. P.A. Parenteau, alongside Colin Greening, had another strong game; both finished well above even in chances.
The fourth line got over ten ES minutes, and outchanced the Flyers’ bottom unit.
Roman Polak’s last game as a Leaf saw him pair again with Jake Gardiner, and in his 21 ES minutes he finished near the bottom of the table in terms of chances. They mostly matched up against the Schenn line; while Gardiner was reasonably effective against them, Polak struggled against that matchup when out with other defencemen.
Morgan Rielly had another good game, splitting time with Martin Marincin and Frank Corrado. His pairing with Marincin was clearly more effective, as Corrado ended up with some poor numbers. Victor Loov was much better in his second NHL game, rotating through a number of partners in fairly well-protected minutes.