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


    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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