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Postgame 12/3

Toronto Maple Leafs v Philadelphia Flyers Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images

Carter Hart.

That’s it. That’s the tweet.

If you just look at the final score, it’s crazy to think the goaltender is the MVP of a 6-1 victory, but Hart was the man all night. Philly’s 21-year-old netminder stopped all 15 of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ first period shot attempts, and didn’t allow a goal until a stupid pop fly bounced off his back midway through the third to even the score at a goal apiece.

But his teammates did not let him down, taking over the game from that point.

Claude Giroux put the Flyers back ahead a minute-and-a-half later, and the orange and black tide never rolled in after that. The Flyers cruised to a four more third period goals with an insurance snipe from Travis Konecny, an empty-netter by Joel Farabee, and then a few insult-to-injury tallies by Shayne Gostisbehere and James van Riemsdyk, just to make sure Dave Hakstol knew what he was missing.

After a successful November, the Philadelphia Flyers appear to be keeping the good times going in December. Toronto had won four of five since firing Mike Babcock on November 20, but Sheldon Keefe’s crew was no match for Alain Vigneault’s squad, who’ve now won five straight, with points in their last seven games (6-0-1).

For even more fun recapping a big victory on Broad Street, check out the postgame.

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