|PHI||0||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||3|
|TOR||0||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||4|
Pavel Kubina’s shot with 56 seconds left in the game deflected into the net to give the Maple Leafs the improbable win.
In fact, the Flyers were fortunate to get a point out of the game at all when
“We killed a big penalty at the end of the game that could have cost us a point in the standings,” said Biron, who finished with 51 saves. “At least we got one.”
“Marty was great. We got a point tonight and it’s a big point, and Marty deserves credit for that point,” said John Stevens of the goaltender.
Danny Briere’s goal at 1:12 of the third period gave
Kubina’s point shot bounced off of Patrick Thoresen and inside the post at 13:16, and Jeremy Williams converted a turnover by Randy Jones in the Flyers’ defensive zone a little over three minutes later to tie the score.
“The second goal goes off of our guy, picking up the centerman, and probably would have missed the net by five feet,” said Biron of Kubina’s first goal.
Despite the disappointing ending to the game for
Stevens would like to see a better effort from his club when the teams meet again on Wednesday night at the
“We have to show up and play. We have to have the courage to play,” said the head coach, clearly unhappy after the game. “If somebody wants to take you on one-on-one, you say ‘bring it on.’”
“We let them play the game that they wanted,” said Scottie Upshall, who scored the first goal of the night. “We weren’t good in our own zone, and our goalie really saved that game. We have to be better as a team, especially this time of year.”
The Flyers didn’t get a shot on goal until 12 minutes into the contest, but took the lead on Upshall’s goal at 13:26. Upshall left the puck for Vaclav Prospal just inside the blue line, raced past defenseman Anton Stralman and put in the return feed for his 12th goal of the season.
Prospal and R.J. Umberger each finished with two assists.
Biron was clearly the best player on the ice in the second period, preserving the lead until the Flyers increased it to 2-0 late in the frame.
Biron got his left pad on a partial breakaway by Kris Newbury, and minutes later stopped Jason Blake’s rebound attempt on a
Braydon Coburn’s blast with less than a minute left on the power play gave
Steve Downie returned to the lineup, while Jaroslav Modry was a healthy scratch. … Jeff Carter’s five-game point streak and Kimmo Timonen’s six-game streak both ended. … Sundin is
- - -
|Scottie Upshall (12) ASST: Vinny Prospal (30), Braydon Coburn (26)|
1 - 0 PHI
|PPG - Braydon Coburn (8) ASST: Randy Jones (24), R.J. Umberger (35)|
2 - 0 PHI
|Daniel Briere (25) ASST: Vinny Prospal (31), R.J. Umberger (36)|
3 - 0 PHI
|PPG - Mats Sundin (32) ASST: Tomas Kaberle (40)|
3 - 1 PHI
|Pavel Kubina (7) ASST: Tomas Kaberle (41), Mats Sundin (45)|
3 - 2 PHI
|Jeremy Williams (2) ASST: NONE|
3 - 3 Tie
|Pavel Kubina (8) ASST: Carlo Colaiacovo (3), Darcy Tucker (12)|
4 - 3 TOR
|Derian Hatcher Roughing against Darcy Tucker|
|Ian White Interference against Vinny Prospal|
|Daniel Briere Holding against Darcy Tucker|
|Sami Kapanen Hooking against Pavel Kubina|
|Pavel Kubina Interference against Sami Kapanen|
|Alexander Steen Holding against Mike Knuble|
|R.J. Umberger Boarding against Carlo Colaiacovo|
|Darcy Tucker Interference on goalkeeper against Martin Biron|
|Scottie Upshall Roughing against Ian White|
|Bryan McCabe Boarding against R.J. Umberger|
|Randy Jones Roughing against Bryan McCabe|
|Mats Sundin Slashing against Kimmo Timonen|
|Scottie Upshall Holding the stick against Jason Blake|
|Braydon Coburn Hooking against Nik Antropov|
|SA: 55||TOI: 64:04|
|Saves: 51||EV: 36 - 39|
|PIM: 0||PP: 14 - 15|
|SV%: .927||SH: 1 - 1|
|SA: 25||TOI: 62:52|
|Saves: 22||EV: 19 - 21|
|PIM: 0||PP: 2 - 3|
|SV%: .880||SH: 1 - 1|