Flyers-Leafs: Broad Street Bullies Paste Toronto, Danny Briere Reaches Milestone

January 6th, 2010 by Dino Mori Leave a reply »
The Toronto Maple Leafs got more than they bargained for when they visited the not-so-friendly confines of the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia on Wednesday.

The Flyers scored early and often against the travel-weary Maple Leafs, beating them 6-2 as center Danny Briere scored twice to reach the 500-point plateau.

The Maple Leafs, who beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 at the Air Canada Center the previous night, were no match for the Flyers, who snapped a four-game home losing streak.

There was plenty of animosity from both sides, with the game featuring five fights and a total of 80 minutes in penalties handed out.

Toronto's Jamal Mayers was the busiest of the combatants, participating in two separate bouts. He fought the Flyers' Ian Laperriere in the first period, then battled Daniel Carcillo in the third. 

Garnet Exelby of the Maple Leafs and Scott Hartnell of the Flyers each received game misconducts in the final period.

Leaf heavyweight Colton Orr, involved in a few altercations and jawing matches with several Flyer forwards, received only a ...

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