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LANCE HORNBY -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 3:56 PM ET


 FORMER LEAFS HOPING FOR A RUSSIAN REUNION

 Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Danny Markov knows where he's going if he gets any free time in Toronto this week.

 "Nikky Borschevsky's house," he said of a reunion of former Russian Leafs. "He'll make a nice barbecue. Steaks, chicken, everything. His wife, Elena, might make some borscht."

 Markov loved Toronto and his 200-game stint with the Leafs in the late 1990s, though he hasn't eased up at the sight of his old uniform.

 He and Gary Roberts had a nasty personal war going throughout Game 2. Off the ice, Markov hasn't lost any of his rebel streak, sneaking out of the dressing room and into the Wachovia Center store rooms for a cigarette or yesterday, wearing Game 2 scoring hero Alexei Zhamnov's flip flops.

 "For good luck," he said with a smile. "I'll wear them tonight watching television."

 TIP OF THE KAP

 The only Flyer on the ice yesterday was defenceman Kim Johnsson, still trying to get back from a foot injury. Not that the Flyers have complained about the job converted forward Sami Kapanen has done, but coach Ken Hitchcock must soon choose between Kapanen, a less than 100% Johnsson or a healthy substitute, such as German Dennis Seidenberg.

 "I'm not sure (Johnsson) will come back (for Game 3)," Hitchcock said. "He (Seidenberg) is an option."

 FLY PAPER

 The Eagles have landed in this series. That's Ed Belfour's nickname and he has the mask to match, while Robert Esche's pads and much of his equipment are stamped with Eagle, an equipment company from London, Ont. ... The Flyers have scored first in all seven of their playoff games ... Sunday was Hitchcock's 100th playoff game. His record is 59-41 ... Twelve different Flyers have scored in the playoffs, compared to seven Leafs.

 FLYERS INJURIES

 ERIC DESJARDINS

 Arm, out for season

 KIM JOHNSSON

 Hand, day to day


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