The Philadelphia Flyers win streak ended at four games after losing to the Toronto Maple Leafs, 6-2, Sunday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
From puck drop, the Maple Leafs blitzed the lifeless Flyers. Firing four shots on goal in the first 1:06 of game time.
Travis Konecny extended his goal streak to six games. Konecny’s 21st of the season got the Flyers within one goal just 16-seconds after Toronto took a 2-0 lead.
Nic Deslauriers scored his 2nd goal in a Flyers uniform.
Tony DeAngelo played just 7:06 of ice time. Not taking another shift after the puck drop of the 2nd period.
Carter Hart showed some rust in his second game back from his concussion. Hart stopped 29 of 35 Maple Leafs shots in the loss.
Travis Konecny Stays Red Hot
With the all star snub behind him, Travis Konecny continued to show why he was just deserving of an all star nomination as Kevin Hayes.
On Thursday, Konecny and Hayes went back & forth after the selections were announced. Konecny and Hayes both scored a goal and two assists vs the Arizona Coyotes.
Tonight, Konecny stayed red hot. Finding the back of the net just 16-seconds after Toronto took a 2-0 lead. His 21st goal of the season extended his goal streak to six straight games.
Konecny joins Scott Hartnell and Jeff Carter as the only Flyers in the past 20-years to score in six straight games.
Special Teams Night To Forget
With the Flyers down 2-1 to start the 2nd period, a good first shift led to a lazy penalty by Auston Matthews. It was the first of three power-plays for the Flyers in the period.
The power-play came and went with no shots on goal and was spent, for the most part, in the Flyers end.
Their second power-play is where things got worse. It would be Toronto who would gain the momentum. Toronto would score their 5th shorthanded goal of the season.
On the night, the Flyers went 0/4 on the power-play and were outshot 6-3 with the man advantage.
Tony DeAngelo Benched
In the 1st period, Tony DeAngelo was credited with four giveaways. One of which handed the Maple Leafs a 2-0 lead.
DeAngelo whiffed on a pass right in-front of his own net. The puck went right to Pontus Holmberg’s stick. Who fired it on net before Zach Aston-Reese put home the rebound.
The 2nd period started like normal for DeAngelo. Tony took the ice to start the period with his partner Travis Sanheim. However, it would be DeAngelo’s last shift of the game.
DeAngelo finished the night with just 7:05 of ice time.
Result : Maples Leafs 6 – Flyers 2 , LOSS
Record : 15 – 18 – 7
Next Game : Monday 1/9 , Buffalo Sabres , Buffalo NY , 7:00pm
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