Thursday, February 11, 2016

Flyers' loss not Leighton's fault

If you saw this coming, you are in the minority.

Flyers' loss not Leighton's fault

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    If you saw this coming, you are in the minority.

    The Flyers, whose offense had scored a total of 23 goals in their previous four games, dropped a 4-0 decision to the lowly Toronto Maple Leafs Thursday.

     The Flyers had 38 shots but few good scoring chances.

    Another surprise: There were no fights and only 20 minutes in penalties. The teams had four fights and 80 penalties on Jan. 6.

    The Flyers didn't have much jump, their power play _ which had been clicking on all cylinders _ was 0 for 4, and they gave up more odd-man rushes than in their last four games combined.

   As a result, goalie Michael Leighton suffered his first rgeulation loss (8-1-1) despite playing solidly.

      

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