The Maple Leafs came to Philadelphia on an 8-game losing streak, while the Flyers were looking to get a season-high 4th straight win.
Recent call-up Petr Straka is making a case for him to stay with the big club, as he set up Michael Del Zotto early in the game to put the Flyers up 1-0. One of the following moments was scary when leafs rookie Petter Granberg, who was playing in just his 4th NHL game, sent Voracek head first into the boards, which resulted in only a 2 minute minor for boarding. It seemed as if Voracek was fine as he continued to play, but a real scary moment early in the game. After that goal to start the game, the Leafs took play tot he Flyers and without some stellar saves from Mason, the game would’ve easily been tied.
The Flyers played maybe one of their worst periods of the season in the 2nd, and with the season they’re having, that’s saying something. Mason yet again keeping the Flyers ahead with some huge saves, none bigger than a shorthanded mini-breakaway attempt by Peter Holland after Streit coughed up the puck in the defensive zone. Out-shot 20-13 after 40 minutes isn’t really “good” is it?
The Flyers were 12-0-1 when entering the 3rd period with a lead, which would improve to 13-0-1 after some great goaltending. Steve Mason stood tall in a huge 1-0 win over the Leafs to get a season high 4-straight wins, despite being out-shot 30-18. The Flyers improve to .500% with a 22-22-7 record.
So in conclusion, Petr got an assist, Petter boarded Voracek, and Peter, like the rest of the Leafs, got robbed by Mason.