Series (Game 3 of 4)

Toronto leads 3-1

Game 1: Tuesday, October 11th
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Game 2: Saturday, October 22nd
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Game 3: Tuesday, March 28th
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Game 4: Saturday, April 8th
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Maple Leafs 3

(34-32-6, 74 pts)

Flyers 2

(40-22-10, 90 pts)

7:00 PM ET, March 28, 2006

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1 2 3 T
TOR 1 0 23
PHI 1 0 12

M. Sundin (Maple Leafs - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

A. Ponikarovsky (Maple Leafs - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

M. Handzus (Flyers - C): Goals: 0, Assists: 1

Toronto (33-32-6) at Philadelphia (40-21-10) 7:00 pm EST

Toronto (33-32-6) at Philadelphia (40-21-10) 7:00 pm EST

PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) - After several months of dealing with injuries and inconsistency, the Philadelphia Flyers finally are hitting their stride.

The Flyers look to post their fifth straight victory Tuesday when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs, whose playoff hopes are growing slimmer by the day.

Philadelphia has outscored its opponents, 18-9, during its streak, which has brought the team within two points of the New York Rangers for first place in the Atlantic Division.

The Flyers' latest victory came Saturday, a 6-3 triumph over Ottawa. Petr Nedved, Niko Dimitrakos, rookie Jeff Carter and Michal Handzus scored first-period goals and Peter Forsberg and Donald Brashear added third-period tallies for Philadelphia.

Toronto trails New Jersey and Montreal by seven points for the final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference. The Maple Leafs are coming off Sunday's 4-3 win over the Devils as Jean-Sebastien Aubin made 35 saves in his season debut.

Less than a week after announcing that goaltender Ed Belfour will miss the rest of the campaign with a back injury, the Leafs disclosed Monday that Jason Allison - the team's second-leading scorer - will be sidelined indefinitely with a broken hand.

The season series is tied at 1-1 but the teams have not met since October 22.