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NHL Game Summary - Toronto at Philadelphia



(Wednesday, October 2nd)

Final Score: Toronto 3, Philadelphia 1

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Dave Bolland scored twice, including the winner early in the third period, and Jonathan Bernier stopped 31 shots as the Toronto Maple Leafs took down the Philadelphia Flyers, 3-1, on Wednesday.

Bolland, whose last tally was the Stanley Cup-winner for Chicago late in regulation of the deciding Game 6 in Boston, was shipped north of the border in a draft-day deal for two picks in 2013 and one in 2014.

Bernier made his first start for the Leafs, after being acquired from Los Angeles in late June for two players and a draft pick.

Phil Kessel added a score and Joffrey Lupul picked up a pair of assists for the Maple Leafs, who won both of their back-to-back road games to begin their 2013-14 schedule.

Steve Mason made 22 saves in defeat for the Flyers, who received a first- period power-play strike from Brayden Schenn but came up empty on six other opportunities.

"We had a lot of opportunities on the power play and the guys were working hard to generate and Toronto did a good job making sure that the pucks that were on net, Bernier had a good look at them, and if there were rebounds they were doing a good job getting them out of there," Mason said.

Vincent Lecavalier earned his first Philadelphia point with the primary assist, while defenseman Mark Streit's secondary helper was his first point for the hosts. Both players were snagged on the free-agent market, with the Flyers inking the former to a 5-year deal worth $22.5 million and the latter to a $21 million pact over four seasons.

The Leafs assumed a 2-1 edge with 2 1/2 minutes played in the third, as Bolland earned his first score as a Leaf by flipping home a Lupul feed from the low slot.

Philly then came up empty on two successive chances with the advantage.

Mason was sent to the bench for an extra skater with under 90 seconds to play, but any comeback attempt was derailed on a late hooking minor to Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen.

Bolland then converted on a low shot from the right side with 22.5 on the clock to seal the victory.

After coming up empty on two early power-play chances, the Flyers cashed in on their third. Lecavalier moved behind Bernier from right to left and dished in front, where Schenn potted it inside the near post with 7.8 seconds left in the first period.

Toronto equalized with 2:54 remaining in the second. Toronto captain Dion Phaneuf picked off an errant pass in the neutral zone, skated over the blue line and unleashed a low, knuckling shot. Mason misplayed the rebound into the slot, where a trailing Kessel lifted it home.

"We were lucky just to get out (of the first period) and then we got our game going. After that we started playing the type of hockey that you have to play and we know we can play," Maple Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle said.

Wayne Simmonds was hauled down from behind by Toronto defenseman Paul Ranger as he cut from the right wing into the slot with 3.1 seconds left in the frame and drew a penalty shot.

Bernier was equal, as Simmonds opted for the five-hole but was denied to keep it a 1-1 deadlock heading to the final 20 minutes.

Game Notes

Toronto has killed 11 of 12 short-handed situations this season, after being the second-ranked penalty-killing unit last season ... The Flyers had opened a season against the Leafs only once previously in their 46-year history, a 2-0 shutout at the Spectrum on Oct. 11, 1973 with Bernie Parent making 28 saves ... Simmonds' penalty shot was the Flyers' first since Danny Briere missed against Henrik Lundqvist of the Rangers on January 2, 2012 ... Philadelphia has dropped its last four season openers at home, with the last win a 2-0 decision vs. Buffalo on Oct. 9, 2003 ... The Flyers fell to 15-11-3 all-time in season openers on home ice.

10/03 00:00:48 ET

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Final
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1:05pm Today
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2:30pm Friday
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7:05pm Friday
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6:35pm Saturday
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HOU 4
BAL 1
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KAN 1
NYY 5
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MIA 1
PIT 5
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WAS 2
CHC 3
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CWS 9
TOR 10
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COL 1
CIN 2
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PHI 4
NYM 5
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SEA 7
TAM 6
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TEX 4
CLE 3
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BOS 1
MIN 2
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SFG 6
MIL 3
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ARI 4
STL 6
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DET 1
OAK 0
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SDP 4
ANA 0
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ATL 0
LOS 8
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TEX
CLE
 
12:35pm Today
COL
CIN
 
12:35pm Today
MIA
PIT
 
12:37pm Today
CWS
TOR
 
1:05pm Today
KAN
NYY
 
1:10pm Today
BOS
MIN
 
1:10pm Today
PHI
NYM
 
1:10pm Today
SEA
TAM
 
1:40pm Today
SFG
MIL
 
3:35pm Today
DET
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4:35pm Today
HOU
BAL
 
8:05pm Tonight
WAS
CHC
 
8:15pm Tonight
ARI
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10:05pm Tonight
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10:10pm Tonight
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4:35pm Thursday
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8:05pm Thursday
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10:05pm Thursday
DET
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10:05pm Thursday
NYY
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10:10pm Thursday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Thursday
PIT
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10:15pm Thursday
ATL
SFG
 
4:05pm Friday
KAN
CHC
 
7:05pm Friday
COL
PHI
 
7:05pm Friday
TAM
BAL
 
7:10pm Friday
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NYM
 
7:10pm Friday
WAS
CIN
 
8:05pm Friday
BOS
TEX
 
8:10pm Friday
ARI
MIL
 
8:10pm Friday
CWS
HOU
 
8:10pm Friday
TOR
MIN
 
8:15pm Friday
LOS
STL
 
10:05pm Friday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Friday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Friday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Friday
PIT
SDP
 
10:15pm Friday
ATL
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2:10pm Saturday
TOR
MIN
 
3:05pm Saturday
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PHI
 
4:05pm Saturday
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BAL
 
4:10pm Saturday
ARI
MIL
 
4:10pm Saturday
CWS
HOU
 
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NYM
 
4:10pm Saturday
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7:15pm Saturday
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TEX
 
7:15pm Saturday
KAN
CHC
 
7:15pm Saturday
LOS
STL
 
10:05pm Saturday
ATL
SFG
 
10:05pm Saturday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Saturday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Saturday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Saturday
PIT
SDP
 
1:10pm Sunday
MIA
NYM
 
1:10pm Sunday
WAS
CIN
 
1:35pm Sunday
COL
PHI
 
1:35pm Sunday
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2:10pm Sunday
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2:10pm Sunday
CWS
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2:10pm Sunday
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MIN
 
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NYY
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4:10pm Sunday
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Final
ATL 88
CLE 118
9:00pm Tonight
HOU
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9:00pm Friday
GSW
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9:00pm Sunday
HOU
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Final
NYR 7
TAM 3
8:00pm Tonight
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CHI
 
8:00pm Friday
TAM
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8:00pm Saturday
CHI
ANA
 
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CHARLESTON
 
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IOWA
 
1:00pm Friday
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BRADLEY
 
2:30pm Friday
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NCSTATE
 
2:30pm Friday
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OREGONST
 
3:00pm Friday
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RADFORD
 
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RICE
 
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LSU
 
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USC
 
7:00pm Friday
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MIAFLA
 
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7:00pm Friday
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TCU
 
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OKLAHOMAST
 
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TEXASAM
 
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HOUSTON
 
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10:00pm Friday
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FULLERTON
 
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11:00pm Friday
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Final
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DUR 2
 
1:05pm Today
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7:05pm Friday
SYR
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6:35pm Saturday
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5:05pm Sunday
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