Forsberg has no goals in six games, but he leads the team with
"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
But his line with the Flyers has 29 points. He had two assists
"As a line we played pretty well tonight. I'm playing with two
great players," said Forsberg, who centers Simon Gagne and Mike
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,
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
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
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.
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.
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Arena: Air Canada Centre Location: Toronto, Ontario
Referees: Bill McCreary, Craig Spada Linesmen: Steve Miller, Derek Nansen
Attendance: 19,391 (103.1% full)
Team Stat Comparison
Power Play Goals
Power Play Opportunities
Shots on Goal
Tomas Kaberle (1)
(Power Play) Assists: Jason Allison, Bryan McCabe
Eric Desjardins (1)
(Power Play) Assists: Peter Forsberg, Mike Knuble
Mike Richards (2)
(Shorthanded) Assist: Michal Handzus
Eric Lindros (7)
Assists: Bryan McCabe, Chad Kilger
Mike Knuble (3)
Assists: Simon Gagne, Peter Forsberg
Donald Brashear (1)
Assists: Eric Desjardins, Branko Radivojevic
Branko Radivojevic (1)
Assists: Donald Brashear, Keith Primeau