Toronto Maple Leaf (St Pats) Game Report - March 15

Nabeela Damji
BarnBurner Sports Writer

@Nabeeladamji

Saturday, March 16, 2019


Toronto St Pats (7) Vs Philadelphia Flyers (6)

The St Pats (Leafs) finally completed a comeback as they came out with a thrilling 7-6 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday night. 

 

Wearing their St Patricks Jersey’s, the Leafs had two goals from Auston Matthews in the third period while Jake Muzzin had two goals and an assist. Patrick Marleau, Zach Hyman and Martin Marincin also scored to for the Toronto, who had after trialing 5-2 scored five consecutive goals to grab a lead in the third.   

William Nylander, Nazem Kadri, Nikita Zaitsev and Ron Hainsey each had two assists for the Maple Leafs, and Frederik Anderson finished with 23 saves.

James van Riemsdyk had a hat trick for the Flyers, while Shayne Gostisbehere and Radko Gudas each had a goal and an assist. Brian Elliott had 44 saves. 

The Flyers drew first blood as Voracek scored on a one-timer off Patrick's faceoff with 7:38 left in the first.

Gostisbehere then made it 5-2 less than a minute later when he swept home his seventh after a scramble in front.

Cue the comeback.  

Toronto tied it at 5 a piece with 2:15 left in the period when Nylander's shot went off Marleau. It was a overplay goal. 

Matthews snapped the tie with 5 minutes left, taking a one-handed pass from Nylander and past Elliott. He got his 34th three minutes later off a rebound to put the Leafs up 7-5.

Van Riemsdyk completed his hat trick on a tip with 1:14 left for his 24th of the year to make it 7-6.