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Flyers' victory sweetest for Briere

Categories: Buffalo Sabres, PHI vs. BUF, Philadelphia Flyers
Flyers forward Danny Briere, left, remains friends with several former Buffalo teammates, including goalie Ryan Miller. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
While the Flyers await Wednesday's Game 7 results to see who they play next, the question becomes, how satisfying was it for Danny Briere to score six goals in Philly's seven-game series win against his former team, the Buffalo Sabres? Read more »

Flyers' faceoff wins key to success

Categories: Buffalo Sabres, Philadelphia Flyers
Philadelphia Flyers', from the left, Mike Richards, Danny Brier and Ville Leino celebrate in the closing seconds in the third period in Game 7 on Tuesday in Philadelphia. (Tom Mihalek/Associated Press)


It's all in the draw. As in face-offs.

Flyers centre Danny Briere freely admits he does not often beat Paul Gaustad on faceoff draws.
Briere won two of them on Tuesday night and both resulted in goals as the Flyers dusted the Buffalo Sabres, 5-2, winning Game 7 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series and now wait to see who they play next.
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Sabres have never won a road Game 7

Categories: Buffalo Sabres, PHI vs. BUF, Philadelphia Flyers
Derey Roy of the Buffalo Sabres skates at practice on Monday, raising the possibillity that he'll see his first game action since a quad injury knocked him out of the lineup in December. (David Duprey/Associated Press)

The Philadelhia Flyers have a roster full of players who've skated in a Game 7 before, while Buffalo only has a handful. But Sabres coach Lindy Ruff thinks youthful enthusiasm can go a long way.

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Flyers psyched for another Game 7

Categories: Buffalo Sabres, PHI vs. BUF, Philadelphia Flyers
Flyers defencmean Sean O’Donnell is no stranger to Game 7s. (Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Most of this Flyers team was around for last spring's unlikely run to the Stanley Cup final. Read more »

Laviolette defends goalie decision

Categories: Buffalo Sabres, PHI vs. BUF, Philadelphia Flyers
Philadelphia goalie Michael Leighton had a rough outing, but the Flyers recovered with Brian Boucher in tow to defeat the Sabres in Buffalo in Game 6. (David Duprey/Associated Press)

Philadelphia coach Peter Laviolette screwed up big-time in starting Michael Leighton for Game 6 of the Flyers-Buffalo Sabres series, but Brian Boucher, Daniel Briere and Ville Leino helped bail him out.
 

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Flyers facing elimination

Categories: Buffalo Sabres, PHI vs. BUF, Philadelphia Flyers
Michael Leighton (49) could be called upon to start for the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 6. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
The Flyers went down that path many times last spring in the playoffs. Down 3-0 to Boston, they face it four straight games.

Now they're down 3-2 to the Sabres with Game 6 on Easter Sunday in Buffalo. Same things, different city, different time.
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Flyers can't solve Miller on power play

Categories: Buffalo Sabres, PHI vs. BUF, Philadelphia Flyers
Buffalo goalie Ryan Miller was strong again in net, denying Nikolai Zherdev of Philadelphia on this play in Game 5. (Tom Mihalek/Associated Press)

The Philadelphia Flyers fought back in Game 5 against the Buffalo Sabres, but poor efforts from Brian Boucher and their power-play skaters helped lead to their downfall. 

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Pronger, Carter out for series: source

Categories: Buffalo Sabres, PHI vs. BUF, Philadelphia Flyers
Flyers defenceman Chris Pronger appeared to be making progress during Friday morning’s skate, but at the same time, he also winced on some shots. (David Duprey/Associated Press)
Everything seemed to point toward Chris Pronger playing in a limited role for Game 5 but apparently, that won't be the case. Read more »

Ruff calls out Flyers for 'whining'

Categories: Buffalo Sabres, PHI vs. BUF, Philadelphia Flyers
Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff didn't care for comments made by the Flyers about the officiating in Game 4. (David Duprey/Associated Press)
Sabres coach Lindy Ruff lashed out on the Flyers ahead of Game 5, accusing them of "doing a lot of whining" about the officiating following Buffalo's series-tying victory in Game 4.

"That's a bunch of crap," Ruff said. "That's for the media. That's for the officials to read. That's, 'Here, let's get the next call.' That's a bunch of crap. Let's just play."
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Miller, Briere pitted in game's key moment

Categories: Buffalo Sabres, PHI vs. BUF, Philadelphia Flyers
Buffalo goalie Ryan Miller stops former teammate Daniel Briere of Philadelphia to preserve a shutout in Game 4. (Devin Duprey/Associated Press)

Game 4 between Philadelphia and Buffalo hung in the balance late in the third as Daniel Briere of the Flyers skated in on Sabres goalie Ryan Miller.

 

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