Giroux, Flyers beat Maple Leafs 6-1 for 5th straight win

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Flyers built on their strong November with another win to begin the new month.

Claude Giroux scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period and the Flyers had three goals in the final 2:06 to get their fifth straight win, 6-1 over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night.

Travis Konecny had a goal and an assist for Philadelphia, which has earned points in seven straight games (6-0-1). The Flyers had an NHL-best 24 points in November, going 10-2-4 to tie a franchise record for most points in a month. Carter Hart finished with 27 saves.

''Carter had some big saves to make in the first,'' Flyers coach Alain Vigneault said. ''After that, defensively and offensively, I thought we were really good. We did a lot of things the right way and that's why we won.''

Scott Laughton, Joel Farabee, Shayne Gostisbehere and James van Riemsdyk also scored.

Giroux fired a wrist shot past Frederik Andersen from close range after Travis Konecny's backhand pass from behind the net.

Konecny finished a 2-on-1 with a hard wrist shot through Andersen's legs with 3:28 remaining. Farabee notched empty-netter 1:22 later before Gostisbehere's slap shot and van Riemsdyk's goal from in close finally ended the scoring.

Travis Dermott scored for Toronto, which lost for just the second time in six games since Sheldon Keefe replaced the fired Mike Babcock as head coach on Nov. 20.

Keefe was displeased with the team's finish and immediately addressed the players in the locker room, something he said normally he wouldn't do after a defeat.

''It leaves a different taste in your mouth,'' Keefe said. ''We're right there throughout and we let it get away for us at the end. We talked. I felt it was important to address that situation. We left our goalie completely out to dry and stopped playing.''

Dermott tied the score at 1-all 8:38 into the third when his wrist shot from the point went off Hart's blocker, over his head and into the goal.

That was the only shot the Leafs could get past Hart. The 21-year-old was particularly strong in the first period when he made 15 saves. He made a pair of strong stops on a Toronto power play with 6 1/2 minutes left in the first, snagging a shot by Auston Matthews with his glove and then stopping a slap shot by William Nylander. He denied Justin Holl's backhand try with 1 1/2 left in the first that left Holl shaking his head.

Laughton opened the scoring with 11:11 left in the second period with his third of the season. Kevin Hayes skated hard to the net and set up Laughton, who beat Andersen on the blocker side from right in front of the crease.

NOTES: Philadelphia took the three-game season series 2-1. The Flyers won 4-3 in a shootout in Philadelphia on Nov. 2 while the Leafs earned a 4-3 shootout win at home on Nov. 9. ... Flyers LW Michael Raffl broke his right pinky finger in the second period and didn't return. He is expected to miss a month. ... Philadelphia D Philippe Myers had three assists. . The Flyers have just one regulation loss at home, where they are 9-1-4.

UP NEXT

Maple Leafs: Host Colorado on Wednesday night.

Flyers: Host Arizona on Thursday night.

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TOR13-12-4
0011
PHI16-7-5
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STARS OF THE GAME
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
T. Barrie D00-240/0020:160
C. Ceci D00-100/0020:530
T. Dermott D10-220/0017:040
P. Engvall LW00-210/1010:501
F. Gauthier RW00-215/3009:271
J. Holl D00-320/0019:093
Z. Hyman LW00-101/1214:530
A. Johnsson LW00-230/0013:180
K. Kapanen RW00011/0016:161
A. Kerfoot C00-122/5014:392
A. Matthews C00-332/7221:200
I. Mikheyev LW00010/0017:250
J. Muzzin D00100/0218:261
W. Nylander RW00-431/6018:462
M. Rielly D00-300/0022:280
J. Spezza C01006/1012:070
J. Tavares C00052/6020:080
D. Timashov LW00-100/0006:571
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
J. Braun D00-110/0015:280
S. Couturier C000212/5020:542
J. Farabee RW10230/0014:140
M. Frost C00333/3015:530
C. Giroux C102513/4017:592
S. Gostisbehere D11320/0019:070
K. Hayes C01201/6016:052
T. Konecny RW11220/0015:081
S. Laughton C10110/0017:044
O. Lindblom LW00010/0016:501
P. Myers D03300/0017:364
M. Niskanen D01200/0022:514
T. Pitlick RW00110/1008:441
I. Provorov D01330/0225:320
M. Raffl C00001/1006:000
T. Sanheim D01010/0016:450
J. Voracek RW00000/0019:140
J. van Riemsdyk LW10240/0012:050
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
F. Andersen (L)2852359:30
GOALIESSA
F. Andersen (L)28
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
C. Hart (W)2812760:00
GOALIESSA
C. Hart (W)28
GOAL James van Riemsdyk (Backhand shot), Assists: Philippe Myers and Shayne Gostisbehere
TOR:GoalsShots
PHI:GoalsShots
Full Play By Play
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • PHI
      19:33GOAL James van Riemsdyk (Backhand shot), Assists: Philippe Myers and Shayne Gostisbehere
    • PHI
      19:21GOAL Shayne Gostisbehere (Slap shot), Assist: Travis Sanheim
    • PHI
      17:54GOAL Joel Farabee (Empty net shot), Assist: Ivan Provorov
    • PHI
      16:32GOAL Travis Konecny (Wrist shot), Assist: Philippe Myers
    • PHI
      10:00GOAL Claude Giroux (Snap shot), Assists: Travis Konecny and Philippe Myers
    • TOR
      08:38GOAL Travis Dermott (Wrist shot), Assist: Jason Spezza
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • PHI
      08:49GOAL Scott Laughton (Wrist shot), Assists: Kevin Hayes and Matt Niskanen
    PENALTIES
    • 3RD PERIOD
      • TOR
        13:42Auston Matthews penalty Interference - 2 min.
    • 2ND PERIOD
      • TOR
        14:18Jake Muzzin penalty Hooking - 2 min.
      • TOR
        12:13Zach Hyman penalty Holding - 2 min.
    • 1ST PERIOD
      • PHI
        13:17Ivan Provorov penalty High Sticking - 2 min.
    TEAM STATS
    TOR
    PHI
    Shots on Goal2829
    Goals in Power Play00
    Faceoff Wins2030
    Penalties31
    Major Penalties00
    Minor Penalties00
    Misconducts00
    TEAM STATS
    TOR
    Shots on Goal28
    Goals in Power Play0
    Faceoff Wins20
    Penalties3
    Major Penalties0
    Minor Penalties0
    Misconducts0
    123T
    TOR13-12-4
    0011
    PHI16-7-5
    0156
    STARS OF THE GAME
    SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
    T. Barrie D00-240/0020:160
    C. Ceci D00-100/0020:530
    T. Dermott D10-220/0017:040
    P. Engvall LW00-210/1010:501
    F. Gauthier RW00-215/3009:271
    J. Holl D00-320/0019:093
    Z. Hyman LW00-101/1214:530
    A. Johnsson LW00-230/0013:180
    K. Kapanen RW00011/0016:161
    A. Kerfoot C00-122/5014:392
    A. Matthews C00-332/7221:200
    I. Mikheyev LW00010/0017:250
    J. Muzzin D00100/0218:261
    W. Nylander RW00-431/6018:462
    M. Rielly D00-300/0022:280
    J. Spezza C01006/1012:070
    J. Tavares C00052/6020:080
    D. Timashov LW00-100/0006:571
    SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
    J. Braun D00-110/0015:280
    S. Couturier C000212/5020:542
    J. Farabee RW10230/0014:140
    M. Frost C00333/3015:530
    C. Giroux C102513/4017:592
    S. Gostisbehere D11320/0019:070
    K. Hayes C01201/6016:052
    T. Konecny RW11220/0015:081
    S. Laughton C10110/0017:044
    O. Lindblom LW00010/0016:501
    P. Myers D03300/0017:364
    M. Niskanen D01200/0022:514
    T. Pitlick RW00110/1008:441
    I. Provorov D01330/0225:320
    M. Raffl C00001/1006:000
    T. Sanheim D01010/0016:450
    J. Voracek RW00000/0019:140
    J. van Riemsdyk LW10240/0012:050
    GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
    F. Andersen (L)2852359:30
    GOALIESSA
    F. Andersen (L)28
    GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
    C. Hart (W)2812760:00
    GOALIESSA
    C. Hart (W)28
    STARS OF THE GAME
    123T
    TOR13-12-4
    0011
    PHI16-7-5
    0156
    SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
    T. Barrie D00-240/0020:160
    C. Ceci D00-100/0020:530
    T. Dermott D10-220/0017:040
    P. Engvall LW00-210/1010:501
    F. Gauthier RW00-215/3009:271
    J. Holl D00-320/0019:093
    Z. Hyman LW00-101/1214:530
    A. Johnsson LW00-230/0013:180
    K. Kapanen RW00011/0016:161
    A. Kerfoot C00-122/5014:392
    A. Matthews C00-332/7221:200
    I. Mikheyev LW00010/0017:250
    J. Muzzin D00100/0218:261
    W. Nylander RW00-431/6018:462
    M. Rielly D00-300/0022:280
    J. Spezza C01006/1012:070
    J. Tavares C00052/6020:080
    D. Timashov LW00-100/0006:571
    Total1102820/306-12
    SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
    J. Braun D00-110/0015:280
    S. Couturier C000212/5020:542
    J. Farabee RW10230/0014:140
    M. Frost C00333/3015:530
    C. Giroux C102513/4017:592
    S. Gostisbehere D11320/0019:070
    K. Hayes C01201/6016:052
    T. Konecny RW11220/0015:081
    S. Laughton C10110/0017:044
    O. Lindblom LW00010/0016:501
    P. Myers D03300/0017:364
    M. Niskanen D01200/0022:514
    T. Pitlick RW00110/1008:441
    I. Provorov D01330/0225:320
    M. Raffl C00001/1006:000
    T. Sanheim D01010/0016:450
    J. Voracek RW00000/0019:140
    J. van Riemsdyk LW10240/0012:050
    Total6902930/202-21
    GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
    F. Andersen (L)2852359:30
    GOALIESSA
    F. Andersen (L)28
    GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
    C. Hart (W)2812760:00
    GOALIESSA
    C. Hart (W)28
    GOALS
    • 3RD PERIOD
    • 2ND PERIOD
      PENALTIES
      • 3RD PERIOD
      • 2ND PERIOD
      • 1ST PERIOD
      • 3RD PERIOD
      • 2ND PERIOD
      • 1ST PERIOD

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      0156
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