Tonight’s matchup between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Philadelphia Flyers will feature two teams looking very good at the moment. The Flyers enter tonight’s game on a four-game winning streak and have points in six straight games. The Leafs have righted the ship under new head coach Sheldon Keefe and have gone 4-1-0 in their last five, averaging four goals per game, while allowing just over two.
If Philadelphia can get a victory tonight it will be their 100th all time win against Toronto. It will mark the teams’ third and final game of the season series, with each getting a win by shootouts in previous games.
The Flyers are expected to have Carter Hart between the pipes for tonight’s contest. After a slow start to the season, he’s looked much better over the last month. He has a record of 8-5-3 in 16 starts and has won his last two games. The Maple Leafs counter with Frederik Andersen, who has won his last four games and has been the face of consistency again this season with a 13-5-3 record.
Since the coaching change, John Tavares leads Toronto with four goals and six points, all of which have come in the last three games. Meanwhile, the Flyers Sean Couturier has points in his last two games and in four of the last five. He led all Flyers in scoring in November with 15 points (6 goals and 9 assists)
Toronto Maple Leafs
W. Nylander-A. Matthews-A. Johnsson
Z. Hyman-J. Tavares- I. Mikheyev
K. Kapanen-J. Spezza-N. Petan
P. Engvall-F. Gauthier-D. Timashov
C. Ceci-M. Rielly
T. Barrie-J. Muzzin
T. Dermott J. Holl
S. Couturier-O. Lindblom-J. Voracek
T. Konecny-M. Frost-C. Giroux
J. Farabee-K. Hayes-S. Laughton
T. Pitlick-M. Raffl-J. van Riemsdyk
I. Provorov-M. Niskanen
J. Braun-R. Hagg
P. Myers-T. Sanheim