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Flyers hope to end six-game skid against Maple Leafs

Dec 27, 2007 - 1:04 PM Toronto (15-14-8) at Philadelphia (16-14-4) 7:00 pm EST

PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) - The Philadelphia Flyers desperately need to stop the bleeding.

Captain Jason Smith will try to help the Flyers end their six-game losing streak Thursday when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Since starting the campaign with six straight home wins, Philadelphia has managed just one victory at the Wachovia Center since November 12. Overall, the team has lost 12 of their previous 17 contests and fallen to last place of the Atlantic Division standings.

In his first season with the Flyers, Smith has not been productive on the scoresheet. The 34-year-old defenseman has been held scoreless over the club's current slide. Smith has just one goal and three assists.

The Maple Leafs will close out their season-long, seven-game road trip Thursday. They have gone 2-2-2 over that stretch.

Vesa Toskala made 12 straight starts in net before the Christmas break, so Andrew Raycroft was in the crease for Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the New York Islanders. With Raycroft losing four consecutive games and six of his previous seven, Toskala will likely be back in goal for Toronto.

The 30-year-old Toskala is 13-11-4 with a 2.62 goals-against average and two shutouts this season.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TORONTO 0 1 0 1
    PHILADELPHIA 1 1 2 4 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PHI - JEFF CARTER 13 (SCOTT HARTNELL, RANDY JONES) 19:25
    2ND PRD: PHI - (PP) JOFFREY LUPUL 14 (DANIEL BRIERE, MIKE KNUBLE)
    17:23
    TOR - (PP) MATS SUNDIN 17 (TOMAS KABERLE, KYLE WELLWOOD)
    19:33
    3RD PRD: PHI - DANIEL B

    Dec 27 9:32 PM


  • NHL
    TORONTO 1
    PHILADELPHIA 4
    3RD PRD: PHI - JOFFREY LUPUL 15 (MIKE RICHARDS) 7:56

    Maple Leafs vs. FlyersDec 27 9:12 PM


  • NHL
    TORONTO 1
    PHILADELPHIA 3
    3RD PRD: PHI - DANIEL BRIERE 16 (JASON SMITH, RANDY JONES) 3:05

    Maple Leafs vs. FlyersDec 27 9:04 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TORONTO 0 1 1
    PHILADELPHIA 1 1 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PHI - JEFF CARTER 13 (SCOTT HARTNELL, RANDY JONES) 19:25
    2ND PRD: PHI - (PP) JOFFREY LUPUL 14 (DANIEL BRIERE, MIKE KNUBLE)
    17:23
    TOR - (PP) MATS SUNDIN 17 (TOMAS KABERLE, KYLE WELLWOOD)
    19:33
    SHOTS ON G

    Dec 27 8:42 PM


  • NHL
    TORONTO 1
    PHILADELPHIA 2
    2ND PRD: TOR - (PP) MATS SUNDIN 17 (TOMAS KABERLE, KYLE WELLWOOD)
    19:33

    Maple Leafs vs. FlyersDec 27 8:41 PM


  • NHL
    TORONTO 0
    PHILADELPHIA 2
    2ND PRD: PHI - (PP) JOFFREY LUPUL 14 (DANIEL BRIERE, MIKE KNUBLE)
    17:23

    Maple Leafs vs. FlyersDec 27 8:37 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TORONTO 0 0
    PHILADELPHIA 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PHI - JEFF CARTER 13 (SCOTT HARTNELL, RANDY JONES) 19:25
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TOR 10 10
    PHI 10 10
    GOALIES: TOR - ANDREW RAYCROFT


    Dec 27 7:47 PM


  • NHL
    TORONTO 0
    PHILADELPHIA 1
    1ST PRD: PHI - JEFF CARTER 13 (SCOTT HARTNELL, RANDY JONES) 19:25

    Maple Leafs vs. FlyersDec 27 7:45 PM