TORONTO, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Roman Cechmanek stopped 31 shots and Donald Brashear and Todd Fedoruk used their fighting and scoring prowess to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to their eighth straight win, a 3-0 blanking of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Philadelphia has used its longest winning streak in just over six years to move four points ahead of second-place Toronto in the East. The Flyers have won 14 of their last 16 games, including four in a row on the road.
Cechmanek recorded his second shutout of the season and the 12th of his career, tying Bob Froese for fourth place on the team's all-time list. He was at his best in the first period, when he made 14 saves and helped Philadelphia kill a 1:55 two-man advantage.
Brashear twice fought Tie Domi in the first period, scoring a decisive decision in the second confrontation. Then he gave Cechmanek all the support he needed 5:42 into the second with his seventh goal of the season.
Jeremy Roenick carried into the Toronto zone and left a pass for Brashear, who leaned into a slap shot at the top of the right faceoff circle and ripped it past goaltender Curtis Joseph. It was his seventh goal of the season and second in 15 games since he was acquired from Vancouver.
Fedoruk also brawled twice in the first period, then set up Justin Williams' insurance goal 6:22 into the third and scored into an empty net with 38 seconds to play.
Joseph made 23 saves for the Leafs, whose 0-2-2-1 stretch is their longest without a win this season.