Flyers Vs. Maple Leafs Preview: Philadelphia Aims To Bounce Back Against Maple Leafs

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 21: Luke Schenn #2 of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates against his brother Brayden Schenn #10 of the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center on September 21, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Maple Leafs defeated the Flyers 4-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Flyers host the Maple Leafs, looking to snap a three-game losing streak.

After unsuccessfully solving Evgeni Nabokov and the Islanders on Tuesday night in a 1-0 shootout defeat, the Philadelphia Flyers aim to bounce back against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Thursday night.

Phildelphia is trapped in a season-worst three-game losing streak, and a win for Toronto would narrow the gap separating the two clubs in the Eastern Conference standings.

Ilya Bryzgalov could earn the start in goal for Philadelphia, and he's been sharp at home in 2012, not having lost a regulation game in sevens starts. He also sports a 3-0 lifetime record against Toronto, having stopped 62 of 64 career shots against him.

Thursday marks the second meeting between these two teams this season, and Toronto bested Philly 4-2 all the way back on Oct. 24th.

A win would put Philadelphia just two points behind the Atlantic Division-leading New York Rangers, who the Flyers next host on Saturday afternoon.

The game can be seen locally at 7:00 p.m. EST on Comcast, and will be nationally broadcasted on NHL Network.

For all of your Flyers coverage, be sure to check out Broad Street Hockey, and for all of the latest hockey news and notes, visit SB Nation's NHL home page.




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