FLYERS END LOSING STREAK WITH 4-2 WIN OVER LEAFS!

By Julie Glass

Jakub Voracek and Brandon Manning each had a goal and an assist to help the visiting Flyers to a 4-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Valtteri Filppula and Claude Giroux scored, and Brian Elliott made 28 saves for the Flyers (6-5-0), who won for the first time in three games.

“I thought we played the way we needed to tonight on the road,” coach Dave Hakstol said. “We were solid right from the start of this game. They’re a good team so they’re going to make some plays and generate some opportunities, and they did that, but so did we.

“I liked our game tonight overall; I thought it was a good 60-minute effort. We were moving well, we checked pretty well, and we made enough plays to win this game.”

Nazem Kadri scored twice, and Frederik Andersen allowed four goals on 30 shots for the Maple Leafs (7-4-0), who are 1-3-0 in their past four games. Andersen has allowed at least four goals in three of his past four starts.

Auston Matthews passed to Kadri in the slot for a wrist shot between Elliott’s legs to put Toronto up 1-0 at 9:07 of the first period.

The Flyers tied it 1-1 at 12:06 when Scott Laughton set up Manning for a wrist shot past Andersen. Voracek made it 2-1 when he cut across the crease and slid the puck between Andersen’s legs with 1:22 left in the first.

Philly killed 26 seconds of 5-on-3 for Toronto early in the second period, and Filppula shot over Andersen’s glove on the power play at 11:03 to give the Flyers a 3-1 lead.

“That’s usually how it goes: You either get scored on or you get a little boost from it,” Elliott said of the Flyers killing the 5-on-3. “We got the puck out right away and it killed a lot of time, so that was an emotional, mental kind of win for us in that little time period, and the guys took over from there.”

Giroux put the3 Flyers up 4-2 at 15:20 of the second when he beat Andersen over his glove from the left face-off circle.

Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere did not play in the third period because of an upper-body injury. He appeared to be injured when he was hit from behind into the boards in the neutral zone by Maple Leafs forward Leo Komarov at 9:50 of the second. Komarov was not penalized.

Hakstol did not have an update on Gostisbehere.

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