The 48-game snowball has started to roll.
The Philadelphia Flyers fell to the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 Monday night. Former Flyer James van Riemsdyk left victorious against his old team.
Philadelphia opened the scoring, as Wayne Simmonds flicked in a rebound past Ben Schivens. Luke Schenn fired a shot inside, and the rebound fell to Simmonds.
The Leafs would go on to score four unanswered goals. Subsequently, Flyers coach Peter Laviolette pulled Ilya Bryzgalov in the second period. Bryzgalov made only 10 saves from 14 shots. Brian Boucher made nine through the remainder of the game.
Tye McGinn would net one back, but the Flyers fell 5-2. The Flyers fell to 5-7-1, and will play the Jets Tuesday, 8 PM in Winnipeg.