Matthews, Maple Leafs to host the Flyers

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Philadelphia Flyers’ Cam Atkinson, left, and New York Islanders’ Oliver Wahlstrom collide during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 20, 2022, in Philadelphia.
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The Philadelphia Flyers (23-42-11, eighth in the Metropolitan) will face the Toronto Maple Leafs (50-20-6, second in the Atlantic) in Toronto on  Tuesday at 7 p.m. Here’s a look at the matchup:

BOTTOM LINE: Auston Matthews leads Toronto into a matchup against Philadelphia. He’s fifth in the league with 102 points, scoring 58 goals and totaling 44 assists.

The Maple Leafs are 30-11-3 against Eastern Conference opponents. Toronto leads the league with 13 shorthanded goals, led by Ilya Mikheyev with four.

The Flyers are 7-14-4 against opponents from the Metropolitan. Philadelphia is last in the NHL averaging only 4.2 assists per game. Travis Konecny leads them with 33 total assists.

Toronto took down Philadelphia 6-3 in the last meeting between these teams on April 2.

TOP PERFORMERS: Matthews leads the Maple Leafs with 58 goals and has 102 points. Mitch Marner has 18 points over the last 10 games for Toronto.

Cam Atkinson leads the Flyers with 23 goals and has 50 points. Kevin Hayes has two goals and six assists over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.

LAST 10 GAMES: Maple Leafs: 8-1-1, averaging five goals, 8.5 assists, 4.1 penalties and 11 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game with an .887 save percentage.

Flyers: 2-8-0, averaging 2.4 goals, 3.5 assists, 3.3 penalties and 9.6 penalty minutes while giving up 4.2 goals per game with an .876 save percentage.

INJURIES: Maple Leafs: Jake Muzzin: out (undisclosed), Auston Matthews: day to day (undisclosed), Petr Mrazek: out (groin).

Flyers: Cam York: day to day (lower-body), Rasmus Ristolainen: out (upper body), Patrick Brown: day to day (upper-body), Nick Seeler: out (lower-body), Carter Hart: day to day (lower-body), Cam Atkinson: day to day (lower-body).

The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.