The Philadelphia Flyers will host the Toronto Maple Leafs in an Eastern Conference battle Tuesday night from the Wells Fargo Center. The Maple Leafs recorded a 2-1 overtime home win over the Sabres on Saturday, and the Flyers are coming off a 4-3 overtime road win against the Canadiens. The season series is tied one game apiece.
Maple Leafs Target Fifth Win in Last Six Games
The Toronto Maple Leafs have looked like a different team since firing head coach Mike Babcock. They own a 4-1 record in their last five games which included a 2-1 overtime home win against the Sabres on Saturday night. Auston Matthews found the scoresheet with an assist after a two-game pointless drought. Overall, the 22-year old sniper is having a productive season, netting 16 goals along with 15 assists and he has 15 points on the month. Matthews has two assists in two games against the Flyers this season.
John Tavares is heating up, collecting four goals along with two assists in his last three games which included two points in Saturday’s victory. The 10-year veteran center is up to 20 points in 21 games on the season. Toronto stands at 6-8 on the road this season.
The Maple Leafs have decided to go with Frederik Andersen in goal in the first game of a back-to-back. Andersen is having a solid season, posting a 2.47 GAA and a .921 save percentage accompanied with a 13-5-3 record while Hutchinson is struggling, logging an abysmal 4.55 GAA and an 0-5-1 record. Toronto is scoring an average of 3.3 goals, good for 10th in the NHL. They are allowing an average of 3.2 goals, placing them 22nd overall.
Flyers Defeat Habs for Fourth Straight Win
The Philadelphia Flyers are targeting their fifth consecutive victory in this one. They are also riding a six-game point streak. The Flyers came through with a 4-3 overtime road win against the Canadiens on Saturday. Travis Konecny continues to produce, recording six points in his last seven games overall. The 22-year old center only has three goals this month but he is consistently picking up assists, and he has accumulated a team-leading 25 points on the year. Konecny has one point in two games against the Maple Leafs this season.
Claude Giroux is also playing well, tallying six points in his last six games overall. The 12-year veteran left-winger has been inconsistent at times, and he has 19 points on the year. Philadelphia features an outstanding 8-1-4 record on home ice.
The Flyers continue to rotate between Brian Elliot and Carter Hart between the pipes. Elliot got the win on Saturday and he owns a respectable 2.70 GAA and a 7-2-2 record, while Hart stands at 8-5-3 with a sharp 2.44 GAA. Philadelphia is scoring an average of three goals per game, ranking them 15th in the NHL. The Flyers are holding opponents to 2.7 goals, positioning them sixth overall.
The Toronto Maple Leafs are:
- 4-1 in their last 5 games overall.
- 17-8 in their last 25 games playing on two days of rest.
The top supporting trends found on covers.com are: The Philadephia Flyers are:
- 1-5 in their last 6 Tuesday games.
- 2-5 in their last 7 home games against a team with a losing road record.