Philadelphia won 4-2 (Game 5 of 6)

Philadelphia won 4-2

Game 1: Thursday, April 22nd
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Game 2: Sunday, April 25th
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Game 3: Wednesday, April 28th
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Game 4: Friday, April 30th
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Game 5: Sunday, May 2nd
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Game 6: Tuesday, May 4th
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4:00 PM ET, May 2, 2004

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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TOR 1 1 02
PHI 3 3 17

K. Primeau (Flyers - C): Goals: 3, Assists: 1

M. Handzus (Flyers - C): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

B. Radivojevic (Flyers - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

Toronto at Philadelphia 4:00 pm EDT

PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) -- The Toronto Maple Leafs finally broke through against Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Robert Esche and will try to do the same at the Wachovia Center on Sunday afternoon in Game Five of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

In order to win this series, the Maple Leafs will have to win at least once in South Philadelphia, where fans have watched the Flyers beat Toronto in five straight postseason games.

Toronto scored just twice in Games One and Two. The Maple Leafs have just five goals during their playoff slide in this building where fans unleash "Eddie, Eddie" chants when the Flyers put pucks past goaltender Ed Belfour.

"It's like a tennis match right now," Toronto winger Darcy Tucker said following Friday's 3-1 win. "Both teams have held serve. Hopefully, we can go in there and win in their rink. We have to to win the series."

The Maple Leafs have evened the series with a pair of solid outings at the Air Canada Centre. After posting a 4-1 victory in Game Three, captain Mats Sundin scored twice to lead Toronto on Friday.

Sundin had missed the series opener with a leg injury and was a non-factor in Game Two. But in the last two games, he has two goals and an assist.


Toronto - D Brian Leetch has assists in six straight games; D Bryan McCabe has two goals and five assists in his last six games.

Philadelphia - C Alex Zhamnov has four goals and seven assists in his last nine games.


Toronto - D Tomas Kaberle has one assist in 10 playoff games; D Ken Klee has gone 32 games since his last postseason goal; LW Gary Roberts is mired in a six-game drought.

Philadelphia - LW John LeClair has gone 11 playoff games without a goal; C Jeremy Roenick has gone five games without a goal.

STREAKS: The Flyers are 5-0 in the Wachovia Center this postseason. Toronto has dropped five straight postseason games in Philadelphia and has been outscored, 19-5.

HISTORY: Philadelphia and Toronto are meeting in the playoffs for the sixth time, with the Flyers holding a 5-1 edge. The Maple Leafs' only series win came in the 1999 conference quarterfinals.


Toronto - C Joe Nieuwendyk, five goals; Leetch, eight assists; Leetch, McCabe, eight points.

Philadelphia - Zhamnov, four goals; Zhamnov, seven assists; Zhamnov, 11 points.


Toronto - RW Owen Nolan (right knee); RW Mikael Renberg (hamstring); Nieuwendyk (back).

Philadelphia - D Eric Desjardins (broken arm).