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.

118:3100TorGOAL! Matthias from SpalingES162326455255122124354753
115:0410PhiUmburger from reboundES16202326444532035528293
112:4310TorBoyes from CluneES20252844455632535767882
111:0410PhiGOAL! Gagner from SchennES24404345465131017358289
110:2611PhiVoracek from LaughtonES162023264445122135475393
110:2511PhiGOAL! Voracek from reboundES162023264445122132355593
109:3512PhiVandevelde wide from loose puckES25284552555632535767882
104:3212TorParenteau from loose puckES15333845525531221358293
219:0312PhiGOAL! Schenn drivesES20263343444531017358289
218:0613PhiLaughton from ReadES162426344651122124354753
216:3413PhiVoracek wide from VandeveldeES152033343851323552557693
213:5313PhiLaughton from loose puckES16202433345231221253582
213:5213PhiWhite from reboundES16202433345231221253582
213:0013TorRielly wide from KadriES15343843445133576788293
212:0213PhiSimmonds from SchennES162634404446101735475389
209:4913TorBoyes from giveawayES202528345556253547537678
208:0313TorGOAL! Spaling deflects Kadri shotES16263443445132035528293
205:0023TorGreening deflects Arcobello shot widePP1520333438442124323547
203:0123PhiSchenn deflects Gostisbehere shot wideES263440434652101732355389
201:0023TorHolland wide from SpalingES162324344452203235525593
316:4423TorGOAL! Holland from KadriES24344043444633552557693
316:0233TorKadri from WinnikES263440434651101730475389
315:2833TorGOAL! Froese from CluneES202528345556253032557678
314:5643PhiGOAL! Read from RafflES162324344452122124304753
313:5644TorGreening from WinnikES26333438445531221243082
313:4444PhiRead drivesES26333438445531221243032
310:5744TorKadri drives wideES26343843445131017305589
310:0244TorGreening from loose puckES153334384452203047525393
302:1544PhiUmburger from loose puckES162324344651203032525593
404:3144PhiGOAL! Gostisbehere from VoracekES2434434430525393

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.