Flyers Vs. Maple Leafs: Daniel Briere Helps Philadelphia Skate by Toronto

December 10th, 2010 by Brian Keenan Leave a reply »
After blowing a 4-1 lead in the third period against the San Jose Sharks Wednesday night and losing in a shootout, the Philadelphia Flyers may well have wanted to get right back onto the ice.

The Toronto Maple Leafs welcomed the Flyers to town, and the Flyers likely welcomed the matchup. Coming into the game, the Maple Leafs had given up 81 goals and scored 61—only the New Jersey Devils and New York Islanders had scored fewer goals this season across the NHL.

The Flyers took charge early in the game and never looked back.

Ville Leino slipped a wrist shot past from the circle through a slight screen, past Toronto goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere six seconds into a first-period power play, to give the Flyers a 1-0 lead.

Toronto came into the game ranked next-to-last in the league on the penalty kill at 76.2 percent and Philadelphia ended the night with the one goal on four power-play chances.

Just over a minute after Leino’s wrister, Chris Pronger’s high, hard slap shot from the point beat Giguere blocker side and the Flyers went to the locker room with a 2-0 lead at the first intermission.

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