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Sunday was a very busy sports Day In Philadelphia. Sixers knock off the Pistons, Birds get by the GMen clinching the number 1 spot in the NFC, Clinching the NFC East Championship, and finishing the regular season with 14 wins a franchise record. All was right in the Philadelphia sports world, right? The Flyers had a chance to complete the trifecta Sunday night against the Leafs. Back to life back to reality. 6-2 Leafs. The Flyer’s drive to 5 straight wins comes up short.

On To The Action

The Flyers looked very uptight, the defense did not have much jump, leaving guys open on the side of the
net. Bad passing in defensive zone offense looks slow and sloppy. Toronto gets on the board at 9:51 of the
first period by Calle Jarnkrok scores his ninth goal of the season.

Mitch Marner and Conner Timmins get the assist. The Flyers struggled throughout the period to keep in the offensive zone. At 17:49 Zackery Aston-Rease scores his fourth goal of the season. Flyers finally answered back fifteen seconds later
with a goal by Travis Konecny scores to make it a two-to-one game. End of First Period.

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Second Period early power play for the Flyer’s offense has to pick up the pace. Toronto kills off the early power play. At
At 7:01 of the second period Toronto extends its lead to 3 to 1 on a goal by Conner Timmins. The Flyers go
back on the power play one min. 50 seconds later the Flyers Nicolas Deslauriers scores for the Flyers to
pull them Flyers within a 3 to 2 game.

At 10:07 of the second period, Timothy Liljegren scores a short-handed goal to give Toronto a 4 to 2 lead. The Flyers continue to struggle to maintain offensive pressure. At 12: John Tavares scores to put Toronto up 5 to 2. End of the Second Period
Third Period The Flyers picked up the offensive pressure on Toronto. The Flyers had many chances but could not put
the puck in the net. The defense let Carter Hart down. At 13:13 Auston Matthews scores his 20th goal of
the season to put the game away.

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Tidbits

The Flyers outshot the Leafs 36-35, for the season the Flyers are being outshot 31-29 a game. They were also 0-4 on the power play now for the season they are 19-117.

Conor Bedard returned to the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League and put up six points 4 goals, and 2 assists in his first game with Regina in 57 days.

Mike Lauro
Mike Lauro

Mike Lauro is half of the PM in the AM on Sunday morning show at 9 AM. Mike lives and breathes Philly sports. He covers 4 for 4 Philly sports as well as college football. He is a talented professional wrestler.

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