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

Mike Richards, Eric Desjardins, Mike Knuble 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.

Simon 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.

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.

Notes: Pat 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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