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By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

A hard-fought, tight-checking game resulted in a win for the Flyers in New Jersey in a shootout, getting things back on track, even slightly, as the Flyers snapped a two-game losing streak.

The month of November is going to be a constant test. The Flyers play 16 games in the month, starting with Friday's win, and that includes four sets of back-to-backs. The first of the four back-to-backs concludes on Saturday night on home ice as the Flyers take on the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Game time is at 7 p.m.

Team Leaders

Philadelphia Flyers GP G A P Toronto Maple Leafs GP G A P
Travis Konecny 12 6 8 14 Auston Matthews 14 11 5 16
Oskar Lindblom 12 7 3 10 Mitch Marner 14 3 13 16
Jake Voracek 12 4 5 9 Morgan Rielly 14 3 11 14
Sean Couturier 12 3 5 8 Ilya Mikheyev 14 4 6 10
Kevin Hayes  12 4 3 7 Andreas Johnsson 14 4 5 9
 
Player to Watch
23 Oskar Lindblom 34 Auston Matthews
Last 5 Games: 3 G, 1 A, 4 P, -1 Last 5 Games: 4 G, 3 A, 7 P, +2
 
If you want to find consistent production on the Flyers so far this season, you turn to the line of Sean Couturier, Oskar Lindblom and Travis Konecny. Lindblom has been leading the way with seven goals, including goals in three of the last five games.
 
Auston Matthews has continued to be a huge goal-scoring threat. In Toronto's last game on Tuesday, he had three points including a pair of goals against Washington, bringing his season totals to 11 goals and 16 points. Matthews has three goals and six points in seven career games against the Flyers.
 
Projected Goalie Matchup
37 Brian Elliott 31 Frederik Andersen
7 GP, 3-2-0, 3.10 GAA, .904 SV% 10 GP, 6-2-2, 3.03 GAA, .901 SV%

Brian Elliott was in for six of the seven goals allowed against the Penguins on Tuesday before being pulled after the second period. Elliott had been playing very well up to that point with wins in three straight starts. He will get the start in the back-end of this back-to-back.

Frederik Andersen has been the Leafs go-to in goal this season, though he has struggled at times. Aside from a win over San Jose where he allowed one goal on just 17 shots faced, Andersen has allowed three goals or more in three of his last four starts, including two overtime losses.

Flyers Projected Lineup

Injuries: Nolan Patrick, Scott Laughton

Scratches: Tyler Pitlick, Robert Hagg

Left Wing Center Right Wing
25 James van Riemsdyk 28 Claude Giroux 93 Jake Voracek
23 Oskar Lindblom 14 Sean Couturier 11 Travis Konecny
12 Michael Raffl 13 Kevin Hayes 49 Joel Farabee
81 Carsen Twarynski 50 German Rubtsov 44 Chris Stewart
Defense    
9 Ivan Provorov 15 Matt Niskanen  
53 Shayne Gostisbehere 61 Justin Braun  
6 Travis Sanheim 5 Phil Myers  
Goalie    
37 Brian Elliott 79 Carter Hart  

Lineup Notes

Any changes to the Flyers lineup will not be known until closer to game time, possibly even at the pre-game warmup. No changes are expected.

Maple Leafs Projected Lineup

Injuries: John Tavares, Zach Hyman, Jake Muzzin

Left Wing Center Right Wing
18 Andreas Johnsson 34 Auston Matthews 88 William Nylander
65 Ilya Mikheyev 15 Alexander Kerfoot 16 Mitch Marner
 42 Trevor Moore 19 Jason Spezza 24 Kasperi Kapanen
41 Dmytro Timashov 26 Nick Shore  33 Frederik Gauthier
Defense    
44 Morgan Rielly 83 Cody Ceci  
52 Martin Marincin 94 Tyson Barrie  
23 Travis Dermott 3 Justin Holl  
Goalie    
31 Frederik Andersen 30 Michael Hutchinson  

Game Notes

  • Power Play: Flyers (13th), Maple Leafs (17th)
  • Penalty Kill: Flyers (T-13th), Maple Leafs (T-22nd)
  • Recent History vs. Maple Leafs
    • Nov. 24, 2018 - Maple Leafs 6, Flyers 0 (at TOR)
    • March 15, 2019 - Maple Leafs 7, Flyers 6 (at TOR)
    • March 27, 2019 - Flyers 5, Maple Leafs 4 (F/SO) (at PHI)
  • Flyers Leaders vs. Maple Leafs
    • Claude Giroux - 34 GP, 11 G, 22 A, 33 P
    • Travis Konecny - 9 GP, 3 G, 4 A, 7 P
    • Shayne Gostisbehere - 12 GP, 4 G, 5 A, 9 P
    • Jake Voracek - 26 GP, 6 G, 12 A, 18 P
    • Brian Elliott - 18 GP, 8-7-1, 2.91 GAA, .904 SV%
  • Milestone Watch
    • Jake Voracek needs one goal to reach 200 for his career.
    • Kevin Hayes needs four goals to reach 100 for his career.

Where to Watch
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Radio: 93.3 WMMR/97.3 ESPN

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