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Shorthanded Leafs Look To Cool Down Flyers

Published December 12, 2017 at 12:56
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"Toronto Maple Leafs 41 pts (20-10-1)

@

Philadelphia Flyers 29 pts (11-11-7)

7 p.m. ET

Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA

TV: TSN4

Radio: Sportsnet 590 AM


Season Series/Schedule

Date Game GWG

10/28 PHI 4 @ TOR 2 Valtteri Flippula

12/12 TOR @ PHI

1/18 TOR @ PHI


Team Leaders

Maple Leafs Flyers

Auston Matthews, 26 Points Jakub Voracek, 37

James van Riemsdyk, 14 Goals Sean Couturier, 14

Mitch Marner, 17 Assists Jakub Voracek, 30


The Toronto Maple Leafs are in Philadelphia tonight to try to cool off the all of sudden red hot Flyers. After losing 10 straight games, the Flyers won all three games on their trip through Alberta and Vancouver.

The Flyers will also get a boost to their blue line as the always physical Radko Gudas will return to the lineup. Gudas had been suspended for the last 10 games after a slash to the head of Winnipeg Jets forward Mathieu Perreault.

Tonight's stop in Philadelphia begins a stretch of three straight games away from the Air Canada Center. The Leafs will play at Detroit and Minnesota before returning home to face Carolina next Tuesday. They will then head out for five more games on the road after the brief stop home.

Auston Matthews did travel with the team after missing Sunday's game versus the Edmonton Oilers. However, he did not take part in today's morning skate and his upper-body injury will keep him out for the second straight game.

Kasperi Kapanen, who was recalled from the Marlies this morning, will not dress tonight. Josh Lievo will take Matthews spot in the lineup and skate on the fourth line versus the Flyers.

Frederik Andersen will start in goal tonight. He gave up four goals on 34 shots with these two teams met at the ACC back in late October.


Probable Maple Leafs Lineup

FORWARDS

Zach Hyman - Patrick Marleau - Connor Brown

Leo Komarov - Nazem Kadri - William Nylander

James van Riemsdyk - Tyler Bozak - Mitch Marner

Matt Martin - Dominic Moore – Josh Leivo

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS

Morgan Rielly - Ron Hainsey

Jake Gardiner - Nikita Zaitsev

Andreas Borgman - Roman Polak

GOALTENDER

Frederik Andersen (17-8-1, 2.67 GAA, .922 save %, 3 SO)

INJURY REPORT

LW-Joffrey Lupul (sports hernia) out, LW-Nikita Soshnikov (lower-body) out, C-Auston Matthews (upper-body) day-to-day


Probable Flyers Lineup

FORWARDS

Claude Giroux – Sean Couturier – Wayne Simmonds

Michael Raffl – Valtteri Filppula – Jake Voracek

Jordan Weal – Nolan Patrick –Dale Weise

Taylor Leier – Scott Laughton – Travis Konecny

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS

Ivan Provorov - Andrew MacDonald

Shayne Gostisbehere - Robert Hagg

Travis Sanheim – Radko Gudas

GOALTENDER

Brian Elliott (9-6-6, 2.79 GAA, .912 save %, 0 SO)

INJURY REPORT

D-Brandon Manning (undisclosed) out, G-Michal Neuvirth (undisclosed) out
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