The Toronto Maple Leafs ventures into the Wells Fargo to take on the white-hot Philadelphia Flyers.
A huge final stanza propelled Philadelphia to a resounding 6-1 victory.
Toronto dominated the opening twenty minutes and outshot the Fly Guys. 15-7. Flyers netminder, Carter Hart, and his counterpart, Fredrick Anderson stole the show with neither allowing a goal.
Scott Laughton nailed his third of the season when he converted a sweet Kevin Hayes pass to put Philly in front, 1-0.
The Flyers kept pressing the attack and hit the goal post twice to take it to the final stanza with Philly hanging on, 1-0.
Jason Spezza set up Travis Dermott to get the game tied at 1-1.
Phillips Myers broke down a Toronto rush and Claude Giroux converted a Travis Konecny feed to put Philly up. 2-1 with ten minutes to play.
Six minutes later, Myers st up Konecny for a 3-1 Philly edge.
Ivan Provorov assisted on Joel Farabee’s empty-net goal before Shayne Gostisbehere and James Van Riemsdyk found the net just twelve seconds apart to give Philadelphia its fifth consecutive victory.
Blue Lines: Philadelphia picked up the 100th franchise victory over Toronto.
By: Kevin Neibauer
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Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.
Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.
A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.