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ECQF #5: Sabres @ Flyers - Friday, Apr. 22, 2011 - 7:30 PM (ET) ‎


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PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (47-23-12, 22-12-7 home, 25-11-5 away ) vs. BUFFALO SABRES (43-29-10, 21-16-4 home, 22-13-6 away )

FLYERS-SABRES' 2011 EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS SCHEDULE:
DateSite/ResultTime (ET)Networks Recap
Thu., April 14BUF 1 at PHI 07:30 p.m. TSN, VERSUS, MSG-B (HD), CSN-PH (HD) http://flyers.nhl.com/club/recap.htm?id=2010030121
Sat., April 16BUF 4 at PHI 5 5:00 p.m.TSN, MSG-B (HD), CSN-PH (HD) http://flyers.nhl.com/club/recap.htm?id=2010030122
Mon., April 18 PHI 4 at BUF 2 7:00 p.m. TSN, VERSUS, CSN-PH (HD), MSG-B (HD) http://flyers.nhl.com/club/recap.htm?id=2010030123
Wed., April 20PHI 0 at BUF 1 7:30 p.m.VERSUS, TSN2, CSN-PH (HD), MSG-B (HD)http://flyers.nhl.com/club/recap.htm?id=2010030124
Fri., April 22at PHI7:30 p.m.TSN, VERSUS, RIS (HD), MSG-B (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
Sun., April 24at BUF 3:00 p.m. TSN, NBC (HD), RDS (HD) 
Tue., April 26at PHI TBD TSN, MSG-B (HD), CSN-PH (HD)

BROADCAST INFO:
GAME PREVIEW and NOTES:
TEAMS' WEBSITES:
LINKS TO RECENT ARTICLES:


FLYERS' ROSTER:
Forwards:
NO. PLAYER HEIGHTWEIGHTDOB PLACE OF BIRTH
11 Blair Betts 6' 3" 210 Feb 16, 1980 Edmonton, AB, CAN
48 Danny Briere 5' 10" 179 Oct 6, 1977 Gatineau, QC, CAN
13 Dan Carcillo 6' 0" 205 Jan 28, 1985 King City, ON, CAN
17 Jeff Carter 6' 3" 200 Jan 1, 1985 London, ON, CAN
28 Claude Giroux 5' 11" 172 Jan 12, 1988 Hearst, ON, CAN
19 Scott Hartnell 6' 2" 210 Apr 18, 1982 Regina, SK, CAN
34 Ben Holmstrom 6' 1" 197 Apr 9, 1987 Colorado Springs, CO, USA
14 Ian Laperriere 6' 1" 200 Jan 19, 1974 Montreal, QC, CAN
22 Ville Leino 6' 1" 190 Oct 6, 1983 Savonlinna, FIN
15 Andreas Nodl 6' 1" 196 Feb 28, 1987 Vienna, AUT
36 Darroll Powe 5' 11" 212 Jun 22, 1985 Saskatoon, SK, CAN
18 Mike Richards "C" 5' 11" 195 Feb 11, 1985 Kenora, ON, CAN
45 Jody Shelley 6' 3" 230 Feb 7, 1976 Thompson, MB, CAN
21 James van Riemsdyk 6' 3" 200 May 4, 1989 Middletown, NJ, USA
10 Kris Versteeg 5' 10" 182 May 13, 1986 Lethbridge, AB, CAN
93 Nikolay Zherdev 6' 2" 203 Nov 5, 1984 Kiev, UKR

Defense:
NO. PLAYER HEIGHTWEIGHTDOB PLACE OF BIRTH
3 Oskars Bartulis 6' 2" 184 Jan 21, 1987 Ogre, LVA
24 Nick Boynton 6' 1" 218 Jan 14, 1979 Nobleton, ON, Canada
25 Matt Carle 6' 0" 205 Sep 25, 1984 Anchorage, AK, USA
5 Braydon Coburn 6' 5" 220 Feb 27, 1985 Shaunavon, SK, CAN
41 Andrej Meszaros 6' 2" 223 Oct 13, 1985 Povazska Bystrica, SVK
6 Sean O'Donnell 6' 2" 237 Oct 13, 1971 Ottawa, ON, CAN
20 Chris Pronger 6' 6" 220 Oct 10, 1974 Dryden, ON, CAN
26 Danny Syvret 5' 11" 203 Jun 13, 1985 Millgrove, ON, CAN
44 Kimmo Timonen 5' 10" 194 Mar 18, 1975 Kuopio, FIN

Goalies:
NO. PLAYER HEIGHTWEIGHT DOB PLACE OF BIRTH
35 Sergei Bobrovsky 6' 2" 190 Sep 20, 1988 Novokuznetsk, RUS
33 Brian Boucher 6' 2" 200 Jan 2, 1977 Woonsocket, RI, USA
49 Michael Leighton 6' 3" 186 May 19, 1981 Petrolia, ON, CAN

FLYERS' POSSIBLE LINEUP:
Forwards:
Left WingCenter Right Wing
19 - Scott Hartnell48 - Danny Briere 22 - Ville Leino
21 - James van Riemsdyk28 - Claude Giroux 36 - Darroll Powe
93 - Nikolay Zherdev 18 - Mike Richards 10 - Kris Versteeg
13 - Dan Carcillo 11 - Blair Betts 34 - Ben Holmstrom (unconfirmed)

Defense:
Pairing Pairing
44 - Kimmo Timonen 5 - Braydon Coburn
25 - Matt Carle 26 - Danny Syvret
41 - Andrej Meszaros 6 - Sean O'Donnell

Goalies:
(Brian Boucher is the expected starter)
Goalie Goalie Goalie
35 - Sergei Bobrovsky 33 - Brian Boucher 49 - Michael Leighton

FLYERS' INJURIES, SCRATCHES, MISC.:
PlayerReason Status
Oskars Bartulis left shoulder surgery out 10-to-12 weeks from Feb. 24
Sergei Bobrovsky healthy could be scratched
Nick Boynton healthy expected to be scratched
Jeff Carter knee will not play
Ben Holmstrom healthy likely to play
Ian Laperriere post-concussion syndrome LTIR
Andreas Nodl cut under right eye will not play
Chris Pronger broken right hand will not play
Jody Shelley healthy available
Danny Syvret healthy available

FLYERS' STATS: PLAYERS RECALLED FROM THE PHANTOMS (AHL):
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Eligible for the playoffs: G Johan Backlund (30); D Matt Walker (8); D Erik Gustafsson (27); D Kevin Marshall (46); C Ben Holmstrom (34); LW Zac Rinaldo (51); LW Michael Ryan (-); RW Mike Testwuide (39); LW Eric Wellwood (47)


SABRES' POSSIBLE LINEUP:
Forwards:
Left WingCenter Right Wing
Nathan Gerbe Tim Connolly Jason Pominville
Tyler Ennis Rob Niedermayer Drew Stafford
Thomas Vanek Paul Gaustad Patrick Kaleta
Cody McCormick Brad Boyes Mike Grier

Defensemen:
PairingPairing
Chris Butler Tyler Myers
Mike Weber Jordan Leopold
Steve Montador Marc-Andre Gragnani

Goalies:
(Ryan Miller is the expected starter)
Goalie GoalieGoalie
Ryan Miller Jhonas Enroth Patrick Lalime

SABRES' INJURIES, SCRATCHES, MISC.
PlayerReason Status
Jochen Hecht upper bodywill not play
Patrick Lalime healthy expected to be scratched
Mark Mancari healthy expected to be scratched
Shaone Morrisonn upper body not expected to play
Dennis Persson healthy not expected to play
Derek Roy torn quad tendonwill not play
Andrej Sekera upper body not expected to play

SABRES' ROSTER:
Forwards:
NO. PLAYER HEIGHTWEIGHTDOB PLACE OF BIRTH
22 Brad Boyes 6' 0" 204 Apr 17, 1982 Mississauga, ON, CAN
19 Tim Connolly 6' 1" 191 May 7, 1981 Syracuse, NY, USA
63 Tyler Ennis 5' 9" 163 Oct 6, 1989 Edmonton, AB, CAN
28 Paul Gaustad 6' 4" 229 Feb 3, 1982 Fargo, ND, USA
42 Nathan Gerbe 5' 6" 173 Jul 24, 1987 Oxford, MI, USA
25 Michael Grier 6' 1" 227 Jan 5, 1975 Detroit, MI, USA
55 Jochen Hecht 6' 1" 199 Jun 21, 1977 Mannheim, DEU
36 Patrick Kaleta 5' 11" 198 Jun 8, 1986 Buffalo, NY, USA
12 Mark Mancari 6' 3" 225 Jul 11, 1985 London, ON, CAN
8 Cody McCormick 6' 3" 215 Apr 18, 1983 London, ON, CAN
20 Rob Niedermayer 6' 2" 203 Dec 28, 1974 Cassiar, BC, CAN
67 Dennis Persson 6' 1" 192 Jun 2, 1988 Nykoping, SWE
29 Jason Pominville 6' 0" 186 Nov 30, 1982 Repentigny, QC, CAN
9 Derek Roy 5' 9" 188 May 4, 1983 Ottawa, ON, CAN
21 Drew Stafford 6' 1" 216 Oct 30, 1985 Milwaukee, WI, USA
26 Thomas Vanek 6' 2" 207 Jan 19, 1984 Vienna, AUT

Defensemen:
NO. PLAYER HEIGHTWEIGHTDOB PLACE OF BIRTH
34 Chris Butler 6' 1" 203 Oct 27, 1986 St. Louis, MO, USA
17 Marc-Andre Gragnani 6' 2" 201 Mar 11, 1987 Montreal, QC, CAN
3 Jordan Leopold 6' 1" 200 Aug 3, 1980 Golden Valley, MN, USA
4 Steve Montador 6' 0" 211 Dec 21, 1979 Vancouver, BC, CAN
27 Shaone Morrisonn 6' 4" 217 Dec 23, 1982 Vancouver, BC, CAN
57 Tyler Myers 6' 8" 222 Feb 1, 1990 Houston, TX, USA
44 Andrej Sekera 6' 0" 197 Jun 8, 1986 Bojnice, SVK
6 Mike Weber 6' 2" 211 Dec 16, 1987 Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Goalies:
NO. PLAYER HEIGHTWEIGHTDOB PLACE OF BIRTH
1 Jhonas Enroth 5' 10" 175 Jun 25, 1988 Stockholm, SWE
40 Patrick Lalime 6' 3" 189 Jul 7, 1974 St. Bonaventur, QC, CAN
30 Ryan Miller 6' 2" 175 Jul 17, 1980 East Lansing, MI, USA

SABRES' STATS: FLYERS-SABRES' SERIES HISTORY:
Current and Miscellaneous:
  • The Flyers went 2-1-0-1 this regular season.
  • The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL regular season record is 73-56-20-5 including 7-3-0-2 in the last 12.
  • The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL regular season home record is 44-20-12-3.
  • The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL regular season road record is 29-36-8-2 including 5-0-0-2 in the last seven.
  • The Flyers are 5-3 in eight PO series and are 27-20 (18-7 at home, 9-13 away) in 47 games.
  • In series decided, the Flyers won in 1975 (4-2), 1978 (4-1), 1995 (4-1), 1997 (4-1) and 2000 (4-1) and lost in 1998 (4-1), 2001 (4-2) and 2006 (4-2).


1970-1974:
  • October 22, 1970 -- In the first meeting, the Flyers scored three times in the third period en route to a 4-2 win in Philadelphia. Bobby Clarke and Jean-Guy Gendron, selected as the game's top two stars, netted important goals to give Philly a 3-2 lead. The Sabres led 2-0 in the opening period on goals 24 seconds apart by Cliff Schmautz, who would be claimed on waivers by the Flyers later in the calendar year, and Gilbert Perreault. Goalies: Dave Dryden (34 saves) vs. Bernie Parent (18 saves, one assist).
  • November 8, 1970 -- Doug Favell made 19 saves and Bob Kelly (1-1-2), Wayne Hillman (1-1-2) and Bobby Clarke (0-2-2) all had two points in the Flyers' 3-1 win at Buffalo. Gilbert Perrault scored in the first period. The Flyers were held scoreless until 1:31 remained in the second period then Hillman scored the GWG 28 seconds into the third period. Roger Crozier made 33 saves for Buffalo.
  • January 24, 1971 -- Don Marshall (2-1-3), Doug Barrie (0-3-3) and Joe Daley (24 saves) led Buffalo to a 6-4 home win.
  • February 14, 1971 -- Roger Crozier (27 saves) and Paul Andrea (1-2-3) led the Sabres to a 3-2 home win. Rick MacLeish scored his first NHL goal.
  • February 25, 1971 -- Doug Favell made 27 saves in the Flyers' 3-2 win in Philadelphia. Cliff Schmautz and Andre Lacroix gave Philly a 2-0 advantage after one period. Both Buffalo goals came on PPs.
  • April 4, 1971 -- Andre Lacroix scored twice in the last 4:18 lifting Philly to a 3-3 home tie in the season finale. The Flyers held a 9-2 shots advantage after one period but trailed 1-0. Buffalo led 2-0 until Rick MacLeish scored his second NHL goal with 1:10 left in the second period. The Sabres took a 3-1 lead with 5:50 remaining. Joe Daley made 32 saves for the Sabres.
  • November 5, 1971 -- Gilbert Perreault scored twice and Roger Crozier made 27 saves in the Sabres' 5-2 home win. The Sabres scored three times in 78 seconds in the third period.
  • December 16, 1971 -- Doug Favell, pulled the prior night against the Rangers, made 35 saves in a 5-0 home victory. Serge Bernier (2-1-3), scoreless in his previous 15 games, scored twice and Bill Clement (1-1-2) added two points. The Flyers scored two PPGs in 33 seconds to take a 3-0 lead.
  • February 13, 1972 -- Bobby Clarke (1-2-3) scored with less than nine minutes remaining and Philadelphia tied 4-4 in Buffalo. After Jimmy Lorentz evened the game 3-3 with 55 seconds to play in the middle period, Flyers' goalie Doug Favell received a game misconduct and was ejected; this left Philly with injured backup Don "Smokey" McLeod as the goalie for the rest of the game. McLeod, who was in his second game with the Flyers, had a knee injury suffered the night before when he made his Flyers' debut in Minnesota against Gump Worsley. It appeared that forward Gary Dornhoefer (who had two assists) would wear goalie gear as an emergency replacement. McLeod, however, did play and stopped eight of nine shots. Rick Martin of the Sabres scored his 38th goal which tied Gilbert Perreault's NHL rookie record set the prior season. A few days earlier, goalie Bruce Gamble suffered a career-ending heart attack in a game at Vancouver and he was replaced for the following night's game in Oakland by Russ Gillow (emergency signing) who did not see action. McLeod, the goalie, wore #24.
  • March 16, 1972 -- Bill Flett scored twice for the Flyers in a 3-3 tie at Philadelphia. Rick MacLeish scored his first goal of the season. MacLeish played 43 NHL games in his first two NHL seasons and scored three times, each in different games against Buffalo.

  • March 30, 1972 -- Doug Favell made 28 saves in the Flyers' 3-1 home win. Rick Foley tied the game early in the third period. Joe Watson scored the GWG with 6:40 to play. Bob Kelly, who assisted on Watson's goal, finished the scoring. Jim Lorentz gave the Sabres a 1-0 lead in the first period and that was the lone goal during the first 46+ minutes. Dave Dryden made 38 saves in the loss.
  • April 2, 1972 -- Gerry Meehan's blast just inside the blue line with four seconds to play, on the last day of the regular season, eliminated the Flyers from the 1972 playoff picture. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKanX...eature=related. The Flyers led 2-0 and needed a win or tie to advance. Roger Crozier made 36 saves in Buffalo's 3-2 home win.
  • November 4, 1972 -- In his third NHL game, Bill Barber (1-3-4) had four points and scored the first of his 420 career regular season goals in a 5-3 home win. Twelve seconds into the game, Don Saleski and Rick Martin fought and then later in the period Tim Horton was handed a game misconduct as third man in during an altercation between Bob Kelly and Larry Carriere.
  • November 11, 1972 -- Doug Favell made 31 saves and Rick MacLeish scored twice in the Flyers' 3-1 home win. MacLeish (2-1-3), Bill Barber (1-1-2) and Gary Dornhoefer (0-3-3) scored eight of the Flyers nine points. Barry Ashbee was tossed from the game (22 PIMs).
  • January 7, 1973 -- Dave Dryden made 35 saves in the Sabres' 2-0 home win. Doug Favell made 37 saves in the loss.
  • January 21, 1973 -- Bill Flett (3-0-3) had a natural hat trick, Bobby Clarke (0-3-3) had three assists and Bobby Taylor made 42 saves in the Flyers' 4-3 win in Buffalo. The Sabres held a 45-34 shots advantage including 20-9 in the third period. The Flyers led 3-0 through two periods with Flett scoring each goal.
  • March 28, 1973 -- Gilbert Perreault (2-1-3) and Don Luce each scored twice and Roger Crozier made 26 saves in Buffalo's 6-3 home win. The game was scoreless after the first period but the Sabres led 3-0 at the 4:05 mark of the second period and out-scored Philly 4-2 in the middle session. Dave Schultz and Don Saleski of the Flyers and Jim Lorentz and Tracy Pratt of the Sabres were tossed 1:07 into the game in a brawl that had 84 of the 130 PIMs whistled.
  • December 30, 1973 -- Tom Bladon snapped a 4-4 tie in Philly's 5-4 win in Buffalo. Bernie Parent made 33 saves including 18 in the first period when Buffalo outshot Philly 20-6. Andre Dupont and Bobby Clarke each had a goal and an assist. Rick Martin (2-2-4) scored twice by the 5:34 mark and Gilbert Perreault (1-2-3) added three points for Buffalo. Orest Kindrachuk returned to the lineup after missing the prior seven games due to an inflamed large intestine.
  • January 17, 1974 -- Bernie Parent (22 saves), Bobby Clarke (2-1-3) and Ross Lonsberry (0-3-3) led Philly to a 7-2 home win. The Flyers had three special teams' goals. Dave Dryden was removed after the Flyers made it 6-1.
  • January 31, 1974 -- Dave Schultz, who fought Tim Horton in the early moments of the game, scored twice and Orest Kindrachuk had three points in Philly's 4-3 home win; Horton passed away the next month in a car accident. Bernie Parent made 37 saves. Rick Martin scored both Buffalo goals, including the first penalty shot taken in a Flyers' home game The game had four fights and Gary Dornhoefer was tossed as third man in of a Tom Bladon-Jerry Korab third period fight. Rocky Farr made 36 saves for the Sabres.
  • March 2, 1974 -- Bill Clement (1-1-2) and Bill Barber (1-1-2), whose third period SHG gave the Flyers a 4-2 lead, paced the Flyers to a 4-2 home win. Barry Ashbee and Andre Dupont, both defensemen, were chosen the game's top two stars. Philly outshot Buffalo 32-19. Ross Lonsberry and Mike Robitaille had a fight.
  • March 10, 1974 -- Bernie Parent made 28 saves in the Flyers' 4-3 win in Buffalo. Bobby Clarke's third period PPG put Philly on top 3-2 then Orest Kindrachuk made it 4-2. Buffalo's starting goalie Dave Dryden (13 saves, 15 shots) after allowing a weak goal to make it 2-2 and Gary Bromley (11 saves, 13 shots) went the remainder of the game. The game was aired on NBC. Afterwards, Buffalo head coach Joe Crozier said "Philadelphia has a good hockey club, a smart club with a good goaltender, so they don't take chances. They wait for the breaks and they get them. (Fred) Shero has everything going." Shero praised his team by saying "A coach can't do it all, you know."
  • October 12, 1974 -- Terry Crisp (2-2-4) led Philly to a 6-1 home win. The Flyers led 3-0 midway in the first period with Crisp scoring twice. The Flyers outshot Buffalo 36-17. Reggie Leach scored and had eleven shots on goal. Bob Kelly and Brian Spencer fought in the opening minute.
  • December 29, 1974 -- Bernie Parent made 31 saves in the Flyers' 5-2 road win. The Flyers led 1-0 at the 0:13 mark on a Reggie Leach goal assisted by Andre Dupont (1-1-2), who gave the Flyers a 4-2 lead in the third period. Philly went 6-0-0 in the calendar year of 1974 against the Sabres.



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