|Date of game: 12/20/2014
Recap: Toronto vs. Philadelphia
Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Claude Giroux posted two goals and two assists to lead the Philadelphia Flyers in a 7-4 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday.
Jakub Voracek had four assists while Michael Raffl and Sean Couturier each gave a goal and an assist for the Flyers, who snapped a two-game losing streak to open their eight-game road trip.
Ray Emery allowed four goals on 25 shots in the victory.
"It's great to get a lot of goals in one game," Giroux said. "That was fun."
Joffrey Lupul posted a goal and an assist while James van Riemsdyk, Peter Holland and David Clarkson all scored for the Maple Leafs, who have dropped their past two.
Jonathan Bernier allowed all seven goals on 41 shots, while James Reimer played the final 10 1/2 minutes and stopped the one shot he faced.
"Well I thought we had a decent start to the hockey game," Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said. "We did something right to start the game but we got sloppy with the puck and allowed them to get back into the game."
The Maple Leafs got off to a hot start, scoring the first two goals and getting things started at 4:51 on Lupul's one-timer off a backhand pass from Morgan Rielly.
Less than a minute later, van Riemsdyk scored on the power play when he redirected a slap-pass from Cody Franson for his 14th goal of the season.
Philly, though, tied the game with a quick pair of its own, as R.J. Umberger chipped in a Couturier rebound at 11:18, and it was Couturier three minutes later as his one-timer off a Matt Read feed found the back of the net.
It took just 15 seconds for Toronto to get the lead back, as Clarkson's snap shot from the left circle went over the glove of Emery. Giroux, though, scored his first of the game just 11 seconds after that on a give-and-go with Voracek.
At 3:52 of the second, the Flyers went on top for good when Nicklas Grossman sent a hard shot from the left point that went off the backboard and then hit off the back of Bernier's right leg and in.
The Flyers made it a 5-3 game with 3:57 to play in the second after Giroux took a pass at the low left side and glided down before snapping the puck in off a sharp angle for his 10th of the season.
Scott Laughton scored off a wrister from the left circle thanks to a nice set- up by Voracek at 5:47 of the third, and it was Raffl near the midway mark of the period finishing off a 2-on-1 break for his ninth of the season.
Holland's goal with just over six minutes to play accounted for the final score.Game Notes
Philly plays in Winnipeg on Sunday ... Toronto opens a seven-game road trip in
Chicago on Sunday ... It was a season-high in goals scored for the Flyers ...
Toronto was 1-for-4 on the power play, while Philadelphia failed on all three
of its chances ... Read finished with two assists, as did Toronto's Phil