Nylander, Matthews combine for four points as the Maple Leafs shut out the Flyers

After coming off a 5-1 loss to the Los Angeles Kings in their last home game on their five-game homestand, the Toronto Maple Leafs were on the road to take on a hot Philadelphia Flyers team who were 6-2-2 coming into tonight’s contest. Some game-time decisions were made with Toronto tonight that included John Tavares being deemed unable to play and Ondrej Kase being good to go tonight. With Tavares’ absence, Kirill Semyonov slotted in the lineup and made his NHL debut tonight on the fourth line with Jason Spezza and Wayne Simmonds.
The Maple Leafs had a better start to the first period this game and were in the Flyers zone for an extended period of time on a couple of shifts early in the frame but didn’t produce anything on the scoresheet. The Maple Leafs had their chances as did the Flyers but the score remained 0-0 despite there being three power-plays in the first 20 minutes (one for Toronto and two for Philadelphia).
The second period was more so of the same for both teams as they both shared their scoring chances back and forth and Toronto was called for another penalty, this time by …

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Author: Joseph Zita / The Leafs Nation

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