There didn’t need to be much discussion about consecutive losses during the Flyers’ playoff push.

Had the Flyers dropped another one, the slope would have been extremely slippery. Instead, they looked revitalized by a day of rest and beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2.

It was a big difference from Wednesday in New York when Claude Giroux pulled Wayne Simmonds aside after a loss to the Rangers and apologized because he didn’t have his skating legs.

“I think we have four games this week,” said Simmonds, who scored a third-period goal. “We’re playing every other day, and I think some guys were tired.”

Not Friday. Not against a team that had lost six in a row. The Flyers made it seven straight losses for the Leafs by jumping on them early. A power-play goal by Vinny Lecavalier 5:35 into the contest set the tone for the Flyers to play most of the night with a lead.

“It was a great play by Kimmo (Timonen),” said Lecavalier, who beat Jonathan Bernier with career goal No. 399.

“He told me to be ready. He made a perfect play, and obviously G with that faceoff, it was a perfect play by those two guys, and I knew if I got it high, I’d get a chance to score.”

The Flyers had chances to extend the lead, but instead a former Flyer tied it. James van Riemsdyk jumped behind the defense and scored four seconds into the middle stanza. His 29th of the season marks the fastest goal the Flyers have ever allowed to start a period, according to Elias Sports Bureau.