Colton Orr is not supposed to score goals.
He knows that.
But when the Maple Leafs enforcer finds the back of the net, as he did in a 5-2 Toronto victory against the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night at the Air Canada Centre, he would love to keep doing it.
“We can contribute in other ways than just forechecking and fighting and stuff like that,” Orr said. “It’s big when you get a goal from the fourth line. We try to bring energy. Guys get a big push from it.
“It felt nice to get that one in. Our line has been playing pretty good.”
The goal, at 2:05 of the second period, wasn’t a fluke. Orr went hard to the net, beating defenceman Nicklas Grossman to the puck and knocking a Frazer McLaren rebound past goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov.
It was rewarding, too, because Orr and McLaren have helped change the culture with the Leafs. They’re not a team that will be pushed around any more, and it’s because players such as Orr, McLaren and defenceman Mark Fraser are willing combatants.
“Orrsie is a big part of this team,” defenceman Cody Franson said. “He goes out and battles for his teammates every night and you have nothing but respect for a player like that. We were all really happy that he got a goal tonight. He’s a very big part of this team.”
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