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Late goal by Couturier burns Leafs 4-2, Flyers win 4th straight, Giroux stars
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Sean Couturier scored the game winning goal with just under 3 minutes to go. He also assisted on the Giroux goal with a face-off win back to him. He finished +1 with a hit, blocked shot and 3 shots on goal.
What is the biggest reason for the Flyers November slump?
Not enough secondary scoring 39.29% (11 votes)
Team isn't physical enough 21.43% (6 votes)
Goaltending isn't strong enough 21.43% (6 votes)
Defensive play by the forwards 14.29% (4 votes)
Injuries to key players like MacDonald and Patrick 3.56% (1 votes)
Total Votes: 28Total Votes: 16
Without Gudas and Morin, there is a lacking of physicality for sure. Secondary scoring is really the issue.
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Claude Giroux's one-timer off a Couturier face-off win was his 13th of the season. The goal gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead.
Scott Laughton potted his 5th goal into an empty net to seal the win against the Leafs. He finished +2 with 2 hits.
Pinned along the boards Claude Giroux passed the puck between his legs to Sean Couturier who shot the rolling puck past Leafs goalie Andersen to give the Flyers a 3-2 lead with just under 3 minutes to go. Giroux scored the first goal, Taylor Leier the second and Scott Laughton added the empty netter for the final score.
Brian Elliott continues his iron man work playing every game stopping 20 shots, allowing an even strength and a power play goal.
Maple Leafs super star Auston Matthews did not play due to injury.
Radko Gudas returned to play after serving his 10 suspension. Not only was it the Flyers fourth straight win, but it was the first time in their history they won four straight regulation games against Canadian teams.
Radko Gudas played even with 2 blocks and 5 shots on goals in his first game back against the Maple Leafs.