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Giroux, Flyers beat Maple Leafs for 5th straight win

Claude Giroux scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period and the Philadelphia Flyers had three goals in the final 2:06 to get their fifth straight win, 6-1 over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night.

Philadelphia scores 5 unanswered goals in surprising 3rd period rout

Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux congratulates goalie Carter Hart following a 6-1 rout of the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday. (Matt Slocum/The Associated Press)

Claude Giroux scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period and the Philadelphia Flyers had three goals in the final 2:06 to get their fifth-straight win, 6-1, over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night.

Travis Konecny had a goal and an assist for Philadelphia, which has earned points in seven straight games (6-0-1). The Flyers had an NHL-best 24 points in November, going 10-2-4 to tie a franchise record for most points in a month. Carter Hart finished with 27 saves.

"Carter had some big saves to make in the first," Flyers coach Alain Vigneault said. "After that, defensively and offensively, I thought we were really good. We did a lot of things the right way and that's why we won."

Giroux fired a wrist shot past Frederik Andersen from close range after Travis Konecny's backhand pass from behind the net.

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Konecny finished a 2-on-1 with a hard wrist shot through Andersen's legs with 3:28 remaining. Farabee notched an empty-netter 1:22 later before Gostisbehere's slap shot and van Riemsdyk's goal from in close finally ended the scoring. Scott Laughton and Joel Farabee also scored.

Travis Dermott scored for Toronto, which lost for just the second time in six games since Sheldon Keefe replaced the fired Mike Babcock as head coach on Nov. 20.

'We left our goalie completely out to dry'

Keefe was displeased with the team's finish and immediately addressed the players in the locker room, something he said normally he wouldn't do after a defeat.

"It leaves a different taste in your mouth," Keefe said. "We're right there throughout and we let it get away for us at the end. We talked. I felt it was important to address that situation. We left our goalie completely out to dry and stopped playing."

Dermott tied the score at 1-all 8:38 into the third when his wrist shot from the point went off Hart's blocker, over his head and into the goal.

That was the only shot the Leafs could get past Hart. The 21-year-old was particularly strong in the first period, making 15 saves. He made a pair of strong stops on a Toronto power play with six-and-a-half minutes left in the first, snagging a shot by Auston Matthews with his glove and then stopping a slap shot by William Nylander. He denied Justin Holl's backhand try with 1:30 left in the first, leaving Holl shaking his head.

Laughton opened the scoring with 11:11 left in the second period with his third of the season. Kevin Hayes skated hard to the net and set up Laughton, who beat Andersen on the blocker side from right in front of the crease.

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