Rielly, Hy­man lead Maple Leafs past Fly­ers

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TORONTO >> Mor­gan Rielly had a goal and three as­sists, Zach Hy­man had the go-ahead score in Toronto’S four-goal third pe­riod to lead the Maple Leafs to 6-3 vic­tory over the Philadel­phia Fly­ers in the Hall of Fame game Fri­day night.

Martin Mar­incin, Leo Ko­marov, Nazem Kadri and Mitch Marner also scored for Toronto. Fred­erik An­der­son stopped 30 shots to help the Maple Leafs bounce back from a 7-0 loss to Los An­ge­les ear­lier in the week and im­prove to 5-2-0 at home.

Wayne Sim­monds scored twice and Travis Konecny also had a goal for the Fly­ers. Steve Ma­son fin­ished with 17 saves.

Trail­ing 3-2 af­ter two pe­ri­ods, the Leafs were full of jump in the third. Mar­incin tied it at 4:03 as he stepped into a slap shot from the point on a pass from Rielly for his first goal of the sea­son.

Hy­man put Toronto ahead for good about 4 ½ min­utes later, shov­el­ing in the re­bound of Aus­ton Matthews’ shot off the cross bar for his first NHL goal. Matthews came in with just one point in his pre­vi­ous seven games. WCHE 1520 AM; TV: STN

The Rams wrapped up its divi­sion slate with five wins in a row but fin­ished a game be­hind PSAC East win­ner Kutz­town. This is al­most cer­tainly the fi­nal con­test of the 2016 sea­son, as the post­sea­son is now seem­ingly be­yond reach. But WCU is look­ing to bet­ter last sea­son’s 7-4 mark and get to eight wins for the eighth time in Zwaan’s 14-year reign. His­tory: West Ch­ester leads the all-time se­ries 19-3. Keys to the Game: The Ea­gles lost to both Blooms­burg and Ship­pens­burg this sea­son -- two teams that WCU beat. But Clar­ion topped the same Slip­pery Rock squad that edged the Rams in the home opener. The Ea­gles have scored 27 and 41 points dur­ing their two-game win­ning streak, and QB Con­nor Sim­mons can be a hand­ful. With 19 TD passes and 300-plus pass­ing yard per game, he is among the con­fer­ence’s top three sig­nal­callers. Clar­ion, how­ever, is very sus­cep­ti­ble on de­fense, sur­ren­der­ing a PSAC worst 508 yards per game on av­er­age. It will be in­ter­est­ing to see who starts at QB for WCU: high-risk, high-re­ward An­drew Derr or less flashy Pat Mo­ri­arty. Pre­dic­tion: West Ch­ester 40, Clar­ion 33. CHEYNEY (0-7, 1-9) AT ED­IN­BORO (5-2, 8-2) 12 p.m. at Sox Har­ri­son Sta­dium Ra­dio: https://por­tal.stretch­in­ter­net.com/cheyney/ What’s at Stake: The op­por­tu­nity to val­i­date the sea­son open­ing win at Lin­coln comes down to this one, and it doesn’t look good for the Wolves, who have dropped nine straight. Cheyney has lost 44 in a row against PSAC foes dat­ing back to 2010, and the Fight­ing Scots have been one of the big sur­prises of the sea­son. Ed­in­boro did not win a game last sea­son, but are the heavy fa­vorite to get No. 9 for 2016. The Scots are com­ing off a 52-7 loss to Cal­i­for­nia (Pa.), which snapped a five-game win­ning streak, but this will be Se­nior Day clash. And if CU just mails this one in, it could get ugly in a hurry. His­tory: Ed­in­boro leads the all-time se­ries 7-1. Keys to the Game: De­spite fall­ing 32-6 at Kutz­town, the PSAC East champs, the Wolves played hard and com­pet­i­tively. Cheyney ac­tu­ally had more first downs (20-12) and more pass­ing yards (152-109) than the Golden Bears, which could be a good sign head­ing into the sea­son fi­nale. Sta­tis­ti­cally, the Wolves have one of the con­fer­ence’s bet­ter pass de­fenses, but that will be chal­lenged se­verely by the Fight­ing Scots. Ed­in­boro boasts the PSAC’s No. 1 pass­ing of­fense (340.2 yards per game), led by QB Jake Sis­son, who is the league leader in TD passes (37) and yards per game (333). James Clark and Alex Caretelli are among the PSAC’s topeight re­ceivers, so CU won’t be able to key on just one. Pre­dic­tion: Ed­in­boro 39, Cheyney 13.

— Neil Ge­oghe­gan

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