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The Philadelphia Flyers claimed to be satisfied with their play after Tuesday’s 1-0 shootout loss to the New York Islanders. Following the game, the sentiment was clear: that level of effort will win a lot of games.
At the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday night, the Flyers proved their point.
Again outshooting and outskating their opponent, tonight the result proved positive, as the Flyers came away with a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Rather than starting the game deflated after a frustrating loss, the Flyers were an energized squad in the first period, outshooting the Maple Leafs 16-5.
“I thought we had a real strong first period,” Laviolette said following the game.
Scott Hartnell quelled all worries that tonight would be a repeat of Tuesday’s goal-less shot barrage, batting a puck out of mid-air past a startled James Reimer for his team-leading 26th goal of the season. But Hartnell wasn’t satisfied with simply adding another tally...