Flyers recover for shootout victory against
- The Philadelphia Flyers blew a two-goal lead against the Toronto Maple Leafs but recovered for their third straight win, 3-2 in the shootout at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday.
“It was a good game. We had a good battle with a tough team playing them here in Toronto,” said Philadelphia goalie Brian Elliott, who made 38 saves. “They came back on us, but we stuck to our guns and found a way to win. We came out strong with a [two]-goal lead, that’s how you want to come out, and we knew they were going to come back and we’d have to weather a bit of a storm.”
- Philippe Myers and Oskar Lindblom scored for the Flyers (9-5-2), who extended their season-high point streak to five games (4-0-1).
- Toronto forward Mitchell Marner left the game at 1:57 of the second period with an ankle injury.
- Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock said Marner will not travel for their game against the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.
“I don’t know the extent of this, whether it’s a few days or weeks or whatever,” Babcock said. “There’s no sense dwelling on the negative. Someone else gets an opportunity, so let’s go.”
- William Nylander had a goal and an assist, Auston Matthews had two assists, and Frederik Andersen made 30 saves for Toronto (9-5-4), which had its season-high three-game winning streak end.
“I think we just tried to stick with it and claw our way back,” Matthews said. “We were able to do that. We were able to get to overtime, but obviously you want that extra point, especially with how hard we worked to get back.”
- Sean Couturier scored the deciding goal in the third round of the shootout. Nylander extended the tiebreaker with a goal in the top of the third round after Philadelphia’s Claude Giroux scored in the second.
“I wanted to make that last save to end it right away, but Couturier came through in the clutch like he does so many times for us,” Elliott said.
NHL Highlights | Flyers vs. Maple Leafs – Nov. 9, 2019
- Couturier had his point streak end at five games (three goals, three assists). …
- It was Matthews’ first multiassist game and seventh multipoint game this season.
- Seven of his eight assists have come at home. He has two goals and three assists during a three-game point streak.
- The Maple Leafs gave Kade a cake and the crowd sang Happy Birthday to him before the game.
Sources & Credits: Dave McCarthy / NHL.com, PHI Flyers TOR Maple Leafs
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