Leafs Fight Back

Apr 28, 2004

2004 Playoffs

Alexander Mogilny scored the first goal and the Toronto Maple Leafs never looked back in a 4-1 victory over Philadelphia to cut the Flyers' lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals to two games to one.

"Here's a man that I've watched for a long time, and he's capable of a lot of things," said Toronto coach Pat Quinn about Mogilny. "He can do most things in this game and do them well, including play physical. I have a lot of respect for him as an individual, as a team player and as a guy that leads."

"It's big," Mogilny said. "What do you think? We come home down 2-0. We lose this game, it's pretty much over. We knew what was at stake."

Alexei Ponikarovsky, Chad Kilger and Darcy Tucker also scored for the Leafs and Tony Amonte scored a power-play goal for Philadelphia.

"We knew at home they would be energized by their crowd and being down 2-0 in the series, we expected them to be physical, and that's exactly what they were," Flyers captain Keith Primeau said. "They have a few guys who get a lot more brave at home."

"I just think our level of intensity dropped and Toronto's went up," Flyers coach Ken Hitchcock said. "That was the difference."

Game Four is on Friday in Toronto.

Avs Stay Alive
Joe Sakic scored at 5:15 into overtime and the Colorado Avalanche avoided a sweep with a 1-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks.

David Aebischer stopped 27 shots for the Avs, who now trail the Sharks three games to one in the Western Conference semifinals.

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