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FIVE THINGS: Flyers vs. Maple Leafs in London, Ont.

Sunday, 09.15.2013 / 9:56 AM ET / News
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FIVE THINGS: Flyers vs. Maple Leafs in London, Ont.
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TV: CSN - RADIO: 97.5 The Fanatic

1. HOME AWAY FROM HOME
Tonight will be the ninth game the Flyers have played in London, Ont. at the Global Spectrum managed Budweiser Gardens… The Flyers own a 4-4-0 record in London, Ont. having dropped the last three games, including the last two games which were both decided by a shootout and combined for 19 rounds (8 rounds in 2011 & 11 rounds in 2010)… This is also the third time in the last four games at London that the Flyers will play the Toronto Maple Leafs.

2. LONDON TIES
It's not just the Flyers franchise returning to London, Ontario for tonight's preseason action. Some Flyers have called London home before: Zac Rinaldo played parts of two seasons with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League, while 2012 Draft pick (2nd rd: 45th overall) Anthony Stolarz was in net for the Knights last season and helped them win the OHL Championship and entrance into the Memorial Cup Tournament.

3. THIS, THAT & THE OTHER
The Flyers kick off their preseason slate tonight, which marks the first of three straight nights of preseason games for the Orange & Black that includes four contests in a three-day span… The Flyers will play two "split-squad" games on Monday, Sept. 16 and one game against the Rangers on Tuesday, Sept. 17 before taking an entire week off of game action… Tonight is also the first preseason game for the Maple Leafs, who play five preseason games in the next seven days… A couple players could make their debut in a Leafs uniform… New to the team are Dave Bolland, Jonathan Bernier and David Clarkson… Mason Raymond may also see time after signing a Try-Out with Toronto at Training Camp.

4. Player to watch FLYERS: Scott Laughton - (C) #21
The Flyers 2012 1st Round Draft pick (20th overall) will get in his second exhibition game as a Flyer this season after playing the Flyers-Capitals rookie game… The 19-year-old center is coming off of his third straight career-year in juniors after posting 23 goals and 56 points in 49 games with the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League… Laughton also made the Flyers opening roster at the beginning of the 2012-13 season and appeared in five games with the team before returning to Oshawa… Laughton finished his season by posting a goal and two assists in six games with the Flyers' AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms.

5. Player to watch MAPLE LEAFS: Morgan Rielly - (D) #44
Should Rielly be in the lineup, the Flyers will see the Maple Leafs top prospect on the blue line… The 19-year-old Rielly was the fifth overall pick in the 2012 Draft by the Leafs and is coming off a career-year in juniors by posting 54 points (12g-42a) in 60 games for the Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League… He played for Canada in the 2013 World Junior Championships and finished his season with the team's AHL affiliate, the Toronto Marlies by appearing in 14 regular season games and eight Calder Cup Playoff games.

QUOTABLE
"There's a lot of things that we're looking at and people that we're looking at… There's plenty of guys who have opportunity and it's up to them to dig in."
- Peter Laviolette

TWEETABLE
Pumped to be heading back to London to play at the @BudGardens wearing a @NHLFlyers jersey tomorrow. #Flyers #London #Knights
- Anthony Stolarz (@StolieTheGoalie)

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 82 22 59 1 81
C. Giroux 81 25 48 -3 73
M. Streit 81 9 43 -8 52
W. Simmonds 75 28 22 -5 50
B. Schenn 82 18 29 -5 47
S. Couturier 82 15 22 4 37
M. Del Zotto 64 10 22 -5 32
M. Read 80 8 22 -4 30
M. Raffl 67 21 7 6 28
V. Lecavalier 57 8 12 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 18 18 11 .928 2.25
R. Emery 10 11 7 .894 3.06
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