ECQF #1: Sabres @ Flyers - Thursday, Apr. 14, 2011 - 7:30 PM (ET)
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04-15-2011, 01:03 PM
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Buffalo, NY
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I dont know about this. We had a few scrambles and second chances and they took several stupid penalties. We simply needed more finish...
That's a silly assertion. Buffalo had a game plan, and Philadelphia fell right into it. Look at the shot charts - 2 shots in the slot, and the rest on the perimeter. Miller was great, but he never had to make a spectacular game and the defense was collapsing and clearing the rebounds.
Face it. The Sabres played the perfect road game last night. They kept things cool, stifled a high scoring offense, and counter-attacked. All you need to know could be heard from the Flyers fans booing the team.
You can say that Philadelphia dominated play, but I didn't see it. The Sabres executed exactly how Ruff wanted them to (note: Ruff is now 9-2 in game 1s when he opens on the road).
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