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Flyers 2, Maple Leafs 0

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

Associated Press

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Flyers 2, Maple Leafs 0
Philadelphia Flyers 2, Toronto Maple Leafs 0

TORONTO (AP) -Goalie Brian Boucher came up with a big effort to key the Philadelphia Flyers' playoff push.

Boucher made 23 saves to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 2-0 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday.

Boucher was solid in earning the 17th shutout of his career and 100th win of his career, diving across his crease late in the third period to keep a rolling puck out of the net.

"It's nice to see him play well and nice to see him get his 100th, especially in this big a game," Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger said.

Claude Giroux scored on a first-period power play and Mike Richards scored an empty-net goal for Philadelphia (40-34-6), which passed Boston and moved into seventh place in the Eastern Conference with 86 points.

J.S. Giguere made 21 saves for the Maple Leafs, who finish the season with road games in New York and Montreal.

Giroux gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead at 10:59 of the first period, just six seconds after Mikhail Grabovski had been sent off for roughing. The 22-year-old took a nice pass from Danny Briere and beat Giguere for his 16th goal of the season.

Toronto had several opportunities to tie it, but was undone by its power play once again. The Leafs squandered six opportunities with a man advantage to run their power-play drought to 30 without a goal.

"Our power play has been god awful a good part of the season," Leafs coach Ron Wilson said. "We've got to find people who are going to do some of the grunt work like having (tough guy) Colton Orr on the last power play. It was the only power play where we had sustained pressure because he won some battles and retrieved some pucks."

The building was half empty when the final buzzer sounded - the final NHL game played in the city this season. The young Leafs might have shown signs of promise during a nice run in March, but there weren't many signs of anticipation from a fan base about to enter a sixth straight spring without playoff hockey.

It's something the players understand.

"I would be frustrated if I would be them for sure," Giguere said. "You pay your ticket, (it's) very expensive and there's not much to show for it. I think people have to hopefully keep in mind the last little while here. Since March 3rd, we've been playing really well, I think there's a lot of hope in this dressing room, a lot of good young guys with lots of talent.

"There's something to be enthusiastic about so hopefully we're not going to disappoint the fans next year."

The team feels it's already got a head start on next season with some good play since the Olympic break.

"I think we've taken a step in the right direction in the sense of getting younger and faster," Wilson said. "There's still lots of things we have to address. When this group comes back, we've got to dig in and play harder in certain areas - certainly in front of the other team's net."

Notes: Brayden Irwin, Jamie Lundmark and Jeff Finger were scratched for the Maple Leafs. ... Oskars Batulis, Jeff Carter, Riley Cote and Johan Backlund didn't play for Philadelphia. ... Toronto was 7-4-1 on home ice after the Olympic break.

scoring summary
1st Period
10:59
PHI
PPG - Claude Giroux (16) ASST: Daniel Briere (26), Kimmo Timonen (33)
1 - 0 PHI
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
18:44
PHI
EN - Mike Richards (29) ASST: Claude Giroux (31), Matthew Carle (29)
2 - 0 PHI
penalty summary
1st Period
04:35
TOR
Garnet Exelby  Fighting against  Daniel Carcillo
04:35
PHI
Daniel Carcillo  Fighting against  Garnet Exelby
08:56
PHI
Ian Laperriere  Tripping against  Dion Phaneuf
10:53
TOR
Mikhail Grabovski  Roughing against  Braydon Coburn
14:19
PHI
Daniel Briere  Interference against  Luke Schenn
17:24
TOR
Colton Orr  Roughing against  Arron Asham
17:24
PHI
Darroll Powe  Roughing against  Garnet Exelby
17:24
TOR
Garnet Exelby  Roughing against  Darroll Powe
17:24
PHI
Arron Asham  Fighting against  Colton Orr
17:24
TOR
Colton Orr  Fighting against  Arron Asham
17:24
PHI
Arron Asham  Slashing against  Colton Orr
17:44
PHI
Kimmo Timonen  Hi-sticking against  Viktor Stalberg
17:44
TOR
Viktor Stalberg  Roughing against  Kimmo Timonen
18:28
TOR
Phil Kessel  Hooking against  Mike Richards
2nd Period
03:13
PHI
Darroll Powe  Hooking against  Wayne Primeau
08:36
TOR
Viktor Stalberg  Interference against  Ryan Parent
10:59
TOR
Garnet Exelby  Tripping against  Matthew Carle
13:52
PHI
Kimmo Timonen  Holding the stick against  Nikolai Kulemin
18:01
PHI
Braydon Coburn  Hooking against  Viktor Stalberg
3rd Period
11:25
TOR
Dion Phaneuf  Tripping against  Daniel Briere
14:37
PHI
Scott Hartnell  Roughing against  Mikhail Grabovski
goalie stats
Brian Boucher
SA: 23TOI: 59:51
Saves: 23EV: 17 - 17
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 5
SV%: 1.000SH: 1 - 1
Jean-Sebastien Giguere
Jean-Sebastien Giguere
9-15-7
SA: 22TOI: 58:59
Saves: 21EV: 14 - 14
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 8
SV%: .955SH: 0 - 0
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