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Flyers 3, Maple Leafs 1

Tuesday, 06.19.2012 / 1:41 AM

John McGourty - NHL.com

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Flyers 3, Maple Leafs 1
Toronto Maple Leafs 1, Philadelphia Flyers 3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Simon Gagne yelled. Dan Carcillo reacted.

With time winding down in the second period, Carcillo flipped a backhand pass that Gagne deposited into the top left corner of the net.

The goal, and another by Danny Briere 1:16 later, broke a tie in the Flyers' 3-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday night.

"It's tough to give a player like that a bad pass," Carcillo said. "He's been good all year and has been getting hot of late. He's a world-class player and it showed."

Michael Leighton also helped the Flyers to the win, making 27 saves.

In the 1:16 between Gagne's and Briere's goals, Carcillo appeared to score another goal for Philadelphia, but was ruled offside. Briere's insurance goal came with 1:35 left in the period, when he stopped Braydon Coburn's pass with his skate and fired a shot past a diving Jean-Sebastien Giguere.

Jeff Carter scored his 30th goal to help the Flyers break a two-game losing streak in their first home game after the Olympic break.

Carter gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead in the first period on a power-play goal, flipping a shot past Giguere's glove side. The Maple Leafs tied it later in the period on Nikolai Kulemin's backhander.

The victory helped the Flyers solidify their hold on sixth place in the Eastern Conference, where they sit with 72 points. They are 6-1-1 in their previous eight games, outscoring opponents, 31-21.

"They're all important now," Gagne said. "Every game is a must win, with (the sixth through ninth-place teams so close together). We need to keep winning, and stay in control."

The Maple Leafs had 10 penalty minutes in the first period, and 33 minutes total. On the second of two 5-on-3 chances - caused by Dion Phaneuf's high-sticking penalty - Carter scored into a wide-open net off Chris Pronger's feed.

"When you take penalties it's always tough, you go down to 5-on-3, and they have the number three power play in the league," Leafs left wing Luca Caputi said. "If you give them so many opportunities eventually it's going to bite you in the rear. I feel like we were just looking for a better effort all around."

Leighton kept the Flyers ahead with big saves, including stopping a shot from Kulemin from close range and another from Tomas Kaberle from the left boards.

Gagne, who missed time earlier in the season with an abdominal injury, has scored four goals in the past four games.

"He's a natural goal scorer, that was a big goal he scored for us," Flyers coach Peter Laviolette said. "Simon has a role on this team, it's to put the puck in the back of the net, play some good two-way hockey, and bury some goals. If you're going to be successful as a team, it's a team sport, everybody has roles and everybody has a job. When you get everyone playing up to their potential, then you can become a very good team."

NOTES. Carter scored a career-high 46 goals in 2008-09. ... The Flyers have won four straight home games and 10 of their last 12. ... Philadelphia has outscored Toronto 21-9 in winning the four home games against the Maple Leafs.

scoring summary
1st Period
13:22
PHI
PPG - Jeff Carter (30) Wrist shot - ASST: Chris Pronger (38), Mike Richards (27)
1 - 0 PHI
2nd Period
03:55
TOR
Nikolai Kulemin (12) Backhand shot - ASST: Carl Gunnarsson (7), Jeff Finger (8)
1 - 1 Tie
17:09
PHI
Simon Gagne (11) Snap shot - ASST: Daniel Carcillo (8), Chris Pronger (39)
2 - 1 PHI
18:25
PHI
Daniel Briere (23) Wrist shot - ASST: Braydon Coburn (13), Matthew Carle (23)
3 - 1 PHI
3rd Period
NONE
penalty summary
1st Period
07:52
TOR
Colton Orr  Roughing against  Daniel Carcillo
07:52
TOR
Colton Orr  Cross checking against  Daniel Carcillo
11:23
TOR
Dion Phaneuf  Hi-sticking against  Mike Richards
12:26
TOR
Colton Orr  Interference on goalkeeper against  Michael Leighton
17:49
PHI
Darroll Powe  Tripping against  Nikolai Kulemin
19:49
TOR
Viktor Stalberg  Hi-sticking against  Matthew Carle
2nd Period
05:26
PHI
Claude Giroux  Hi-sticking against  Jeff Finger
13:53
TOR
Jamie Lundmark  Hooking against  Arron Asham
13:53
PHI
Arron Asham  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Jamie Lundmark
17:24
TOR
Dion Phaneuf  Slashing against  Simon Gagne
17:24
PHI
Daniel Carcillo  Roughing against  Dion Phaneuf
3rd Period
00:28
PHI
Chris Pronger  Slashing against  Phil Kessel
00:28
TOR
Phil Kessel  Slashing against  Chris Pronger
04:15
PHI
Jeff Carter  Holding against  Dion Phaneuf
08:07
TOR
Jay Rosehill  Misconduct (10 min)
08:50
TOR
Dion Phaneuf  Fighting (maj) against  Scott Hartnell
08:50
PHI
Scott Hartnell  Fighting (maj) against  Dion Phaneuf
10:48
TOR
Viktor Stalberg  Hooking against  James van Riemsdyk
14:00
PHI
Jeff Carter  Slashing against  Luke Schenn
goalie stats
Jean-Sebastien Giguere
Jean-Sebastien Giguere
6-12-6
SA: 25TOI: 58:41
Saves: 22EV: 17 - 19
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 6
SV%: .880SH: 0 - 0
Michael Leighton
SA: 28TOI: 59:59
Saves: 27EV: 19 - 20
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 7
SV%: .964SH: 1 - 1
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