The Flyers generated a lot more scoring chances than Toronto in their season opener Wednesday, but they didn't supply the finishing touches and dropped a 3-1 decision.
The Flyers fired 73 shots (32 on goal), compared with Toronto's 42 (25 on goal).
"We did have the opportunities, and we didn't get it to drop," coach Peter Laviolette said after Thursday's practice in Voorhees. "It's like pitching a two-run game or a one-run game in baseball and not winning the game."
The Flyers lost because Toronto goalie Jonathan Bernier was outstanding, making 31 saves.
"I'd like to see us hit the net a little more," said Laviolette, whose team was just 1 for 7 on the power play. "Even at practice here, we're firing the Scud missiles from the slot or coming off the rush, and they're smashing off the glass.