Afternoon Hockey North of The Border

On Thursday afternoon Philly hockey was played north of the border. The Flyers and Maple Leafs played a rarity in the NHL and weekday afternoon game. The Flyers are winners of two of their last 3. It began a road trip that would take them from Toronto to Southern California over the next two weeks.

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The scoring started early at the 4:17 mark of the 1st.  Tony DeAngelo got the Flyers on the board first with his 5th of the season. The goal was also on the power play (1-5), (16-102).   

The score would stay that way all the way up to the end of the second period.  Calle Jarnkrok would get things tied up at 1-1 with his 6th of the year at the 16:50 mark. Three minutes later, the Leafs would break the tie. Mitch Marner netted his 13th of the year at 19:23

The third period would spiral out of control for the Flyers.  The Leafs would net two additional goals to take a commanding 4-1 lead.  Bunting (9), and Nylander (20).  Morgan Frost (7) and Joel Farabee (6) would get the Flyers back to within 1 at 4-3. With a little over seven minutes to play.   

As has been the case far too often this year, the Flyers just did not have enough to make a complete comeback. They would fall 4-3.  On the season, the Flyers are now 11-16-7.  They will now face the Hurricanes on Friday night. Before the NHL-mandated Christmas break before heading out to the West Coast.   

Here are a few key stats for the afternoon hockey north of the border showdown. The Flyers are outshot 34-19 in the game. For the season, the Flyers have been outshot 1092-998. Do not forget the Philadelphia Flyers post-game show, Clear the Ice on Edge of Philly Sports.

Matt Bednarczyk
Matt Bednarczyk

Matt Bednarczyk is your host of Talking Philly Sports With Matty B. He is a proud retired US Army Sergeant First Class, he is also a combat veteran with over 80 months served in Afganistan, and Iraq . Huge Hockey Fan. Matt is a lifelong 4 for 4 Philly sports fan. Born and raised on the Mayfair and Tacony neighborhood lines of Northeast Philly. He brings over 40 years of Philadelphia Sports passion and provides a realistic look at our Major Sports Teams and the most passionate sports fans on the planet. Look for his show live on Edge of Philly Sports.

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