Flyers recover for shootout victory against Maple Leafs
The Philadelphia Flyers blew a two-goal lead against the Toronto Maple Leafs but recovered for their third straight win, 3-2 in the shootout at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday.
Philippe Myers and Oskar Lindblom scored, and Brian Elliott made 38 saves for the Flyers (9-5-2), who extended their season-high point streak to five games (4-0-1).
William Nylander had a goal and an assist, Auston Matthews had two assists, and Frederik Andersen made 29 saves for the Maple Leafs (9-5-4), who had a season-high three-game winning streak end.
Sean Couturier scored the deciding goal in the third round of the shootout. Nylander and Philadelphia’s Claude Giroux also scored in the tiebreaker.
Myers gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead at 8:08 of the first period when he took a deflected pass from James van Riemsdyk in the high slot and shot past Andersen’s blocker.
Lindblom made it 2-0 at 18:28 when he deflected a pass from Travis Konecny at the right side of the net on the power play.
Travis Dermott took a pass from Nylander in the slot and shot past Elliott’s glove to get the Maple Leafs within 2-1 at 10:11 of the second period.
Nylander tied the game 2-2 at 3:58 of the third when he took a pass at the top of the goal crease from Matthews from behind the net.
Maple Leafs forward Mitchell Marner left the game at 1:57 of the second period with an ankle injury.
Toronto defeated Philadelphia 4-3 in an 11-round shootout on Nov. 2.