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Peter Forsberg's Five Greatest Games as a Flyer

by Jay Greenberg / Philadelphia Flyers

1) April 28, 2006 -- With the Flyers down 2-1 in their series against Buffalo and 2-0 in the game, Forsberg sets up consecutive goals by Eric Desjardins and Joni Pitkanen, then scores in the third period to give the Flyers a 5-4 Wachovia Center win. But Flyers lose the series in six games.


2) October 14, 2005 – Forsberg’s four assists out-produce the old -- Mario Lemieux (two assists) -- and the new -- rookie Sidney Crosby (one goal, one assist) -- as Flyers, who once led 5-1, win in overtime 6-5, in Pittsburgh. One of Forsberg’s assists so dazzles Flyer goalie Antero Nittymaki that he is caught looking at the replay video screen as Max Talbot scores from 89-feet following the center-ice faceoff.


3) November 8, 2005 – Saucers a pass through traffic to a streaking Pitkanen, who sends home game vs. Boston into overtime. Flyers win 4-3 on another goal by Pitkanen.  “Broken play, nothing there, and then all of a sudden, Peter made something happen,” says linemate Mike Knuble. “We were all pretty impressed by that.”


4) November 16, 2005 – In Sidney Crosby’s Wachovia Center debut, Forsberg twice threads the puck to Pitkanen on third period goals that erase a 2-0 deficit but Crosby’s second goal of the game, on an overtime breakaway, wins it 3-2.


5) November 25, 2005 – Just one minute after the Bruins had scored three goals in four minutes to turn a 2-0 deficit into a 3-2 lead, Forsberg blasts one to the upper left corner behind goalie Andrew Raycroft, then two minutes later bangs in a loose puck to put the Flyers ahead for good in a 5-3 win at the TD BankNorth Garden.

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