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Flyers snap Leafs' four-game winning streak

TORONTO (AP) -- Peter Forsberg hasn't scored yet for the
Philadelphia Flyers this season, but it hasn't mattered.

Donald Brashear had a goal and an assist in the third period and
the Flyers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 Saturday night for
their third straight victory.

Forsberg has no goals in six games, but he leads the team with
12 assists.

"I want to get a goal here soon. It's kind of frustrating not
getting one, but as long as my teammates are scoring and we're
winning games it's OK," said Forsberg, whose team improved to 4-2.
"But down the road I have to start scoring too."

Forsberg, a perennial All-Star and the league's most valuable
player in 2003, left the Colorado Avalanche during the offseason to
sign a two-year, $11.5 million contract with the Flyers.

He remembered one year when he didn't score until his ninth
game.

But his line with the Flyers has 29 points. He had two assists
against Toronto.

"As a line we played pretty well tonight. I'm playing with two
great players," said Forsberg, who centers Simon Gagne and Mike
Knuble.

Knuble, Mike Richards, Eric Desjardins, and Branko Radivojevic
also scored for the Flyers, who played their first game since last
Saturday. They spent part of the week taking part in team-building
activities at the United States Military Academy at West Point,
N.Y.

Tomas Kaberle and Eric Lindros had goals for the Maple Leafs,
who had their four-game win streak snapped. Lindros has seven goals
in eight games with his hometown team.

He spent his first nine NHL seasons with Philadelphia and was
the league MVP in 1995. A bitter dispute with general manager Bob
Clarke led to Lindros being traded to the New York Rangers in the
summer of 2001. Lindros signed with the Maple Leafs after the
lockout ended.

After Lindros tied it at 2 at 1:27 of the third, the Flyers
scored three straight goals to put the game away.

"They got better in the third, we didn't," Toronto coach Pat
Quinn said.

Gagne put a rebound off Knuble and in at 3:46. Brashear tipped
Desjardins' shot from the point at 6:07 of the third, and he
assisted on Radivojevic's goal at 15:33.

"When we tried to play catch up we turned the puck over
badly," Quinn said.

Kaberle's one-timer on the power play gave Toronto a 1-0 lead at
10:46 of the first, but Desjardins tied it on the power play with a
one-timer on a power play at 13:38 of the second.

After Toronto' Jeff O'Neill turned the puck over in
Philadelphia's end in the second, Richards skated up the ice and
put a weak wrist shot off the cross bar and past goalie Ed Belfour
with 2:39 left in the period.

Lindros tied it at 2 at 1:27 of the third by putting a one-timer
past goalie Robert Esche. McCabe recorded his 11th assist on the
play. He is among league leaders with 13 points.

Game notes
Quinn coached his 500th game with the Maple Leafs, joining
Punch Imlach and Hap Day as the only coaches to do it. ... McCabe
leads the team in points and assists ... Philadelphia defenseman
Chris Therien returned after missing three games due to back
spasms. ... Gagne scored in his previous five games.