Sean Couturier lifts Flyers past Maple Leafs in shootout

TORONTO (AP) — Sean Couturier scored the shootout winner to give the Philadelphia Flyers a 3-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

Flyers captain Claude Giroux also scored in the shootout. William Nylander was the only successful Toronto shooter.

Phillipe Myers and Oscar Linbold scored in regulation for Philadelphia, and Brian Elliott stopped 38 shots.

Nylander had a goal and an assist, Travis Dermott also scored for Toronto and Frederik Andersen made 30 saves. The Maple Leafs had won a season-high three games.

Toronto also lost star winger Mitch Marner to an ankle injury early in the second period. Marner was hurt after falling awkwardly on his right leg off the second period's opening faceoff. The 22-year-old struggled to get to the bench and went the locker room. He returned during a television timeout to test his ankle, but once again headed off and was done for the night.

Kevin Hayes hit the post in overtime for Philadelphia before Ivan Provorov deked Andersen to the ice, but sent a backhander wide. Toronto got a power play late in the extra period, but Elliott denied Nylander.

Myers and Lindblom gave the Flyers a 2-0 lead in the first period, with Lindblom scoring on a power play. Dermott scored midway through the second, and Nylander tied it early in the third.

NOTES: Auston Matthews had two assists for Toronto. ... Both teams were playing the first game of a back-to-back. ... Leafs winger Andreas Johnsson played the 100th game of his NHL career.

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Flyers: At Boston on Sunday night.

Maple Leafs: At Chicago on Sunday night.