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Flyers Welcome Van Riemsdyk, Leafs To Town

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By Matt Leon

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Flyers, winners of three of their last four, will be on home ice tonight as they welcome the Toronto Maple Leafs to town.

Philadelphia is 9-10-1 on the season and coming off a 5-3 come from behind win over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday.   Flyers have played pretty good hockey at the Center this season, going 5-2-1 in eight games thus far.

This will be the second match-up with the Maple Leafs this season for the Flyers.  The first didn’t go so well, as the Flyers lost 5-2, in Toronto, back on February 11th.

One of Toronto’s goals in that game was scored by former Flyers’ first-round pick James van Riemsdyk.  That is one of eleven goals the forward has logged this season, and that total has him two off the NHL lead.  The Flyers traded van Riemsdyk to the Maple Leafs for forward Luke Schenn prior to the season and this will be his first game back in Philadelphia in a Toronto uniform.

Toronto is 11-8 on the season heading into tonight.

KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with Dave Isaac, who covers the Flyers for the Courier Post, about tonight’s match-up.

You can follow Matt on Twitter @mattleonkyw.

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