Flyers vs. Toronto, Game 40: Lines, Notes & How to Watch
The Philadelphia Flyers (15-17-7) will be looking to increase their season-high, four-game win streak Sunday night. They’ll have to do so against the powerful Toronto Maple Leafs (23-9-7).
This will be the third and final meeting of the season between the Flyers and Leafs. Toronto has won the first two matchups, outscoring Philadelphia, 9-5.
Toronto is on the second half of a back-to-back games. The Leafs are coming off Saturday’s 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings. John Tavares scored twice, while Mitch Marner grabbed his 500th career point in the victory.
The Flyers used a five-goal second period Thursday to cruise to a 6-2 victory in their last game against Arizona. Kevin Hayes and Travis Konecny each had three points in the win. Hayes was also announced as an All-Star during the game.
“Everyone’s happy for him. He’s a good guy in the locker room, so you know he’s gonna be loved when he’s there too,” Konecny said about Hayes. “Gonna be fun to see what he’s doing and what events he’s doing.”
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In their last meeting, Toronto scored four straight goals after Tony DeAngelo opened the scoring. William Nylander had a goal and two assists to help the Leafs hold on to what turned into a 4-3 victory.
This is the sixth set of back-to-back games this season for the Leafs. They have a 4-0-1 record in the second games.
Expected Flyers lines
van Riemsdyk – Frost – Tippett
Farabee – Cates – Konecny
Hayes – Laughton – Allison
Deslauriers – Brown – MacEwen
Provorov – York
Sanheim – DeAngelo
Seeler – Ristolainen
Expected Leafs lines
Bunting – Matthews – Nylander
Jarnkrok – Tavares – Marner
Kerfoot – Kampf – Engvall
Aston-Reese – Holmberg – Hunt
Reilly – Brodie
Giordano – Holl
Sandin – Liljegren
Flyers Power Play: 16.7%, 29th
Flyers Penalty Kill: 75.8%, 20th
Leafs Power Play: 24.6% (9th)
Leafs Penalty Kill: 77.9% (17th)
Auston Matthews has six points in his last five games. He has 13 points (5-9) in 14 career games against the Flyers. … Travis Konecny is on a seven game point streak, collecting 14 points (8-6). … Matt Murray (9-4-2), in his first season with Toronto, has posted a 2.61 GAA and a .913 save percentage. … Carter Hart (11-11-6), making his second straight start, has a 2.86 GAA and a .911 save percentage.
This is the first game of a back-to-back for the Philadelphia Flyers, their seventh this season. They play in Buffalo on Monday.
The Flyers have a 2-3-1 record in the first game of back-to-backs this season.
Philly has not beaten the Leafs since 2019, a 6-1 victory. The Flyers are on a five-game losing streak against Toronto.
How to Watch
TV: NBCSP at 7 p.m. | Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic