The Leafs had their best first period of the season in this game, dominating the Flyers 9-2 at even strength, including two goals in the first five minutes that left Philadelphia reeling. The Flyers did manage to generate some chances on a powerplay, but Toronto were in command after one.
The two teams were pretty even in the second, with Toronto having the upper hand in the first half of the frame, but the Flyers responding strongly, getting seven of the last eight chances of the period, capping it with a goal from Kimmo Timonen to cut the lead to one.
While the Leafs managed to blow a pair of leads in the third, it was actually a pretty strong performance from them, relative to how things have gone in third periods this year, as they actually outchanced the Flyers, 5-3. However, a pair of Flyer goals, sandwiching a Mason Raymond marker, pushed the game to overtime, where Joffrey Lupul scored on the only chance.
Back to back wins in chances, as the Leafs dominated the game, winning ES chances 22-12, and close chances 7-1, thanks to their hot start.
A summary of the scoring chances: