The Flyers 4-0 blanking on home ice of the Tampa Bay Lightning may not conjure up any vivid memories to many Flyers fans. However, for goaltender Brian Boucher, it was a memorable night. This would be his first shutout of his young NHL career.
The Flyers gave up the first goal to the Toronto Maple Leafs at 4:51 of the first period. Toronto entered the game 14-0-0 when scoring the first goal.
When the Leafs added a power-play goal just 49 seconds later, it felt like things were over before they started in Toronto.
But the Flyers rallied back from the 2-0 deficit and responded to a third goal in the period from Toronto, the first of five unanswered goals for the Flyers in a strong come-from-behind win to open an eight-game road trip.
Toronto scored two early goals. The Couturier line got them back in it. From there, it was the Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek show. The Flyers would score five straight goals after falling behind 3-2 and Philadelphia blasted Toronto 7-4 Saturday night in Toronto.
The Philadelphia Flyers (11-14-6) are set to begin an eight game road trip. The first stop is the Air Canada Center for a tilt with the Toronto Maple Leafs (19-10-3). This is the first of three meetings between the two clubs and first of two in Toronto. Game time is 7:00.