PHILADELPHIA, March 18 (UPI) -- Brian Leetch scored two goals and set up the other Thursday night as Toronto ended a five-game skid against Philadelphia, 3-2.
Acquired from the New York Rangers on March 3, Leetch has been exactly what was hoped of him, collecting eight assists in his first seven games with Toronto.
The two-time Norris Trophy winner was just as effective in this one, setting up Gary Roberts' shorthanded tally in the first period before scoring his first goal as a Maple Leaf on the power play early in the second.
Leetch completed his second multi-goal game of the season just over four minutes into the third, giving Toronto a 3-0 cushion. He has 26 career tallies against Philadelphia, the most against any opponent.
Ed Belfour was 4:28 away from his eighth shutout of the season before John LeClair and defenseman Kim Johnsson scored 90 seconds apart to pull the Flyers within a goal.