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The Philadelphia Flyers snapped their franchise-record 12-game winless streak with a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Red Wings as coach Roger Neilson sat out the first game of his suspension.

"Didn't you see the big gorilla leave the building? He jumped off our backs and out he went," Flyers goaltender Vanbiesbrouck said. "All in all, we battled through it. We'd like to win by large margins, but we showed a lot of character to come back."

Eric Lindros capped the Flyers two-goal comeback in the third period by scoring the winning goal with 1:53 left. The Flyers had fallen behind 4-2 early in the third period before Mark Recchi started their comeback with a goal and then assisted on Mikael Renberg's tying goal with 7:56 left.

"To finally get a win here, you know it's rewarding after a tough game and especially the last month," said Lindros. "It's just one game, we've got to keep going, but certainly right now it feels like a little weight is off."

John LeClair had a goal and two assist in his first game back in the lineup after missing four with a hip flexor.

"It's good to get a win," LeClair said. "Everybody stayed positive. We have been through this whole ordeal. It really helped us. When Recchi scored that goal, everyone got a big boost out of that one. When Mikael Renberg tied it up, you could see the bench come alive. You just had a feeling we were gonna get the game-winner."

Brendan Shanahan scored twice for the Red Wings, but it was not enough to beat the hungry Flyers.

"Obviously, they put pretty much a full press-attack on. I mean they were desperate -- they put a lot of pucks on the net," said Shanahan.

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