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2/12/2007 11:34:08 AM

The 'Foppa Watch' continues tonight as the Philadelphia Flyers host one of the teams rumoured to be interested in star centre Peter Forsberg - the Detroit Red Wings.

Forsberg has been the hottest trade commodity around the league as the Flyers continue to struggle at the bottom of the Eastern Conference while as many as a dozen teams have inquired about the veteran centre's services. The Red Wings, Nashville Predators and Anaheim Ducks are reportedly in the mix, as well as the Vancouver Canucks, Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers.

The Flyers, who are 4-15-7 as the host club this year, snapped a franchise-record 13-game home losing streak Saturday against the St. Louis Blues. It was the first victory in Philadelphia for the Flyers since they beat Columbus on November 24.

Simon Gagne was the hero for Philadelphia on Saturday, as he scored late in the third period to tie the game and then tallied again 27 seconds into overtime to give the Flyers a 4-3 triumph. It was the second straight two-goal game for Gagne, who scored twice and eventually had a hat trick taken away from him in Philadelphia's 5-4 shootout loss to Pittsburgh on Thursday.

Jeff Carter and Mike Richards also scored for the last-place Flyers, who have picked up points in six of their last seven games (3-1-3). Netminder Michael Leighton, playing in his first game with Philadelphia since the Flyers claimed him off waivers from Nashville on January 11th, finished with 25 saves to pick up his first win since March 2004.

Prior to tonight's game the Flyers will honor former captain Keith Primeau, who officially retired in September after being unable to fully recover from a severe concussion suffered in October 2005. The 6-foot-5 centerman played the last six years of his career in Philadelphia, but was also a first-round pick (third overall) of the Red Wings in the 1990 draft. Primeau ended his career with 266 goals and 619 points.

The Red Wings, meanwhile, come into this evening's game having won six of their last seven games. The surge has pulled Detroit within a point of Nashville for the top spot in the Central Division and Western Conference.

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