Brian Elliott had become the Flyers' No. 1 goalie even before Michal Neuvirth was injured last week.
"This is my seventh season playing in Philadelphia and I can't remember ever having a bad home record. But somehow we still get booed," Simmonds said. "It is what it is."
The Leafs, with 12 victories over their last 16 games, are the NHL's hottest team. They also are an astounding 10-2-1 in one-goal games.
The Flyers, coming off a three-game sweep in Western Canada, have lost six straight at the Wells Fargo Center and are looking for their first home win since Nov. 9.
Three years ago, Gostisbehere underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL. Wentz is expected to have the same doctor.
The left winger has produced ever since he was promoted to the Flyers' second line.
Defenseman Radko Gudas will give the Flyers physicality and a veteran presence when he returns to the lineup Tuesday, but will he be able to stay out of the penalty box?
Having shown they can win on the road - where they are 7-5-3 - the Flyers need to start dominating at home if they want to climb into the playoff picture.
The Flyers revived their sagging season by sweeping Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver - the first time they had done that in regulation since 1996.
Sparked by Jake Voracek's three assists, the Flyers won all three of their Western Canada games in regulation for the first time since 1996.
The Flyers are trying to sweep their three-game western Canada road trip, which followed a 10-game losing streak (0-5-5).
Edmonton's star had no goals and one assist, total, as the Flyers swept the two-game series with Edmonton this season.
Jordan Weal, Dale Weise, Michael Raffl, and Wayne Simmonds scored in a 4-2 victory in Edmonton.