Kessel, Scrivens lead Leafs to 4-2 win over Flyers

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 25, 2013 at 10:38 pm •  Published: February 25, 2013
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The Leafs took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission after Kessel outhustled Kimmo Timonen to a puck along the boards with 2:41 left and beat Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, who made 17 saves, to the far side. The tough-angle goal — Kessel's fourth of the season — came off a smart pass from Tyler Bozak.

Toronto doubled its lead with just under 5 minutes remaining in the second period when Nikolai Kulemin was sprung free on a breakaway by Nazem Kadri and backhanded it past Bryzgalov for his second goal of the season.

"It's been talked about too many times," Hartnell said. "It's got to change fast. We can't get down 2-0 every game and expect to win, especially against a team like Toronto. They're playing really well."

Toronto made it 3-1 with 12:08 left in the game on Grabovski's sixth goal of the year. Seconds after the Maple Leafs' power play ended, Clark MacArthur's shot right in front of the net was saved but the rebound was kicked right to Grabovski, who backhanded it past Bryzgalov.

Voracek's goal came with 8:18 off an assist from Timonen, slicing the Flyers' deficit to 3-2. The 23-year-old winger, in his second year with Philly, now has five goals and nine assists in the past five games.

But McClement iced the victory with an empty-netter in the final seconds.

"It's a challenge here but we did enough to get a win," said van Riemsdyk. "We were all in, we all went in the right direction, we all pulled the rope. There were no passenger and that's what we needed. We got off to a good start and that was the key."

Notes: NHL legend Wayne Gretzky was in the house, watching from a suite at the Wells Fargo Center, along with former Flyers goaltender Bernie Parent. . Philadelphia's Tye McGinn and Toronto's Mike Brown dropped the gloves in the first period and Brown didn't return after the fight because of a lower body injury. When asked if the injury was serious, Carlyle said, "They're all serious." ... During the game the Flyers announced they traded Mike Testwuide to Calgary for Mitch Wahl. Wahl is currently playing for AHL Abbotsford and will be assigned to Adirondack.

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