Andersen makes 36 saves As Leafs take 4-2 win over Flyers
Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen celebrates in his crease after his team's 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers following NHL hockey action, in Toronto on Thursday, March 9, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Jonas Siegel, The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:28PM EST
TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs playoff push got a big boost on Thursday night.
Frederik Andersen made 36 saves and Tyler Bozak had a goal and an assist as the Leafs jumped back into the final wild-card spot with a 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Toronto now has 74 points - one up on the New York Islanders, who face the Canucks in Vancouver later in the evening.
William Nylander, Mitch Marner and Nazem Kadri also scored for the Leafs (30-22-14), who entered the night just two points up on the Flyers (31-27-8). Toronto has won two straight after dropping five in a row.
Wayne Simmonds and Shayne Gostisbehere found the back of the net in defeat for Philadelphia. Michal Neuvirth made 29 saves.
Prior to the game, Leafs coach Mike Babcock was asked what concerned him most about the rival Flyers. He replied: “I don't like to be on the penalty kill against them. I think their power play is good.”