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04-24-2011, 10:55 PM
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(part 2) ECQF #6: Flyers @ Sabres - Sunday, Apr. 24, 2011

Part 1: http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=907173

http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/120574494.html

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BUFFALO - Staring at elimination - and an early two-goal deficit that caused them to once again change goalies - the Flyers didn't blink Sunday afternoon at the HSBC Arena.

Winger Ville Leino scored on a rebound 4 minutes, 43 seconds into overtime, capping a dramatic comeback that produced a 5-4 win over the Buffalo Sabres in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals - and evened the suddenly compelling series at three games apiece.

"I was almost too excited," said Leino, referring to the rebound. "I think I missed it once and then finally got it in. A lucky bounce there."

The Flyers overcame deficits of 2-0, 3-1 and 4-3.

"It was a lot of character on our side," said winger Kris Versteeg, who helped set up the goal by shooting the puck toward the net and having it bounce off Mike Richards, heading to Leino. "We're just not going away."

Veteran goalie Brian Boucher, in relief of surprise starter Michael Leighton (three goals on the first seven shots), stopped 24 of 25 shots to help the Flyers stay alive.

Game 7 will be played Tuesday at the Wells Fargo Center at 7:30 p.m., and coach Peter Laviolette announced that Boucher will get the start.

In franchise history, the Flyers are 8-6 in seventh games, including last year's epic win in the conference semifinals in Boston.
Video highlights -- http://www.csnphilly.com/pages/video...5wSwQrLAmfIYOy


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I dont even want Leighton as the backup Tuesday.
**** him. He called out the team in front of him after the game 5 loss, then took a big **** today in a must win game.
Leighton is not a NHL goalie. end of story.

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I dont even want Leighton as the backup Tuesday.
**** him. He called out the team in front of him after the game 5 loss, then took a big **** today in a must win game.
Leighton is not a NHL goalie. end of story.
You don't think he deserves ANOTHER shot at redeeming himself?!

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You don't think he deserves ANOTHER shot at redeeming himself?!
He had 3 shutouts in the ECF. THREE!!!!!

Nobody else deserves to play nets for the Flyers ever again.

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I dont even want Leighton as the backup Tuesday.
**** him. He called out the team in front of him after the game 5 loss, then took a big **** today in a must win game.
Leighton is not a NHL goalie. end of story.
Dude, leighton CARRIED us to the finals last year. Don't you remember???

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the last 9 shots Leighton faced he allowed 4 goals

yup that is a goalie you want on a Cup contender

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He had 3 shutouts in the ECF. THREE!!!!!

Nobody else deserves to play nets for the Flyers ever again.
yeah you are right, I mean obviously hes better then Lundqvist, Luongo and Miller because he took his team to the finals!!!!!! All the goals he allowed were never his fault!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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And I LOVE this final pic.



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Well, I only saw the first two periods.

My thoughts:

1) JVR. Briere. Leino. YES.

2) Richards...you can't do that man. Don't think a suspension comes, but that's just a bad idea. Versteeg is good at getting ROCKED on seemingly minor contact.

3) Pronger's hand must be feeling decent; Saw him giving people the business with it.

4) Michael Leighton...ah. Where to begin? How do I describe my feelings for him? Truly, I don't believe there are words in any human language to describe how much I hate the guy. They haven't been invented, because nobody has hated this much before; there has simply been no need for such terms. At first, I just strongly disliked him as an NHL goalie playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. His lack of sufficient athletic talent was always evident, unless you believe that "largeness" is a talent. Then the Finals happened, and I moved towards hating him as a goaltender for the Flyers...especially as a starter. Yet the esteemed Paul Holmgren elected to spit on me, and sign him to be that. Thankfully, the fates intervened and broke his back. We were spared the agony of seeing him try to start 40 or more games for the Flyers. I thought that he could finally fade away into the sands of time, to be cheerfully forgotten.

It was not to be. Bob, struck down by some voodoo hex applied by Ruff, had to step aside. Leighton stepped in. He immediately showed that he hadn't improved at all. Every puck that touched him generated rebounds. He moved slower than an eldery Three-Toed Sloth in the midst of a tranquilizer overdose. The inevitable happened; he was facing an offense ranked above 25th, so they eventually found and slammed one of his abundant rebounds straight into the net, and through our collective souls. He then blamed the defense, I guess because he wants to troll the world.

Then...today happened. How do I describe his performance today? As I mentioned, there are not words in any existing language to describe how I feel about it, especially in an elimination game. He wasted no time reminding us that if he has to move any of his upper limbs to prevent a goal, well, he probably isn't going to prevent it. If he does, it's probably on accident, or because some supernatural force took pity on our fanbase and team. The second goal..all I could do was laugh through my disbelief. At least on the first goal, the puck was airborne. Despite the fact that it was a direct short side shot that any NHL or AHL goalie should stop even while blind drunk, at least it was airborne, operating in 3 dimensions. After that goal was allowed, for reasons I can't fathom, Lavi not only allowed Leighton to continue playing, but he also allowed him to live. The third goal was just another chapter in the long, painful Saga of MFL's 5-Hole.

I've done some math, and I believe I have an acceptable solution to the Leighton Question. It seems imperative that he be run out of town as rapidly as possible, and that we send him as far as possible. It seems to cost about $6,481 per pound to get an object into space. Leighton weighs 186 pounds. That comes down to roughly $1,205,466 to make Leighton the Moon's problem. Using the rest of his salary for next year, that means we can give him at least 300,000 dollars worth of air and water, and a really nice winter jacket. There's no need to kill him for his transgressions, but it is thoroughly imperative that Homer launches him to the Moon as soon as possible.

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I just hope the Sabres don't get out to an early lead again. I can't take all this playing form behind crap!

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I've done some math, and I believe I have an acceptable solution to the Leighton Question. It seems imperative that he be run out of town as rapidly as possible, and that we send him as far as possible. It seems to cost about $6,481 per pound to get an object into space. Leighton weighs 186 pounds. That comes down to roughly $1,205,466 to make Leighton the Moon's problem. Using the rest of his salary for next year, that means we can give him at least 300,000 dollars worth of air and water, and a really nice winter jacket. There's no need to kill him for his transgressions, but it is thoroughly imperative that Homer launches him to the moon as soon as possible.
I just want to quote this for the sheer hilarity. Awesome.

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I'm just glad today didn't make me nervous at all..

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Using the rest of his salary for next year, that means we can give him at least 300,000 dollars worth of air and water, and a really nice winter jacket. There's no need to kill him for his transgressions, but it is thoroughly imperative that Homer launches him to the Moon as soon as possible.
How about a really ****** winter jacket. Let the ****er freeze lol.

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hey guys, missed your last game (congrats on the win btw) but reading the box score, Pronger got only 5 shifts (4:33 toi) ...

Did he leave the game early?

Or was he really not ready to come back but was used sparingly? If so, why bring him back to begin with?

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Couldnt watch the game (girlfriends...) was anyone injured? Also is Carter projected back at all or?

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hey guys, missed your last game (congrats on the win btw) but reading the box score, Pronger got only 5 shifts (4:33 toi) ...

Did he leave the game early?

Or was he really not ready to come back but was used sparingly? If so, why bring him back to begin with?
Was only used on the powerplay. Seemed to be more of a decoy than anything

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Some reports (not sure if accurate) are coming out that Kaleta said something to Briere about him and Hartnell's divorces during the 2nd period.

I guess Briere had a spirited speech during the 2nd intermission as well.

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Was only used on the powerplay. Seemed to be more of a decoy than anything
He did fire two slappers on the first PP though, right?
Then he was in front of the net on the 5on3?

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Some reports (not sure if accurate) are coming out that Kaleta said something to Briere about him and Hartnell's divorces during the 2nd period.

I guess Briere had a spirited speech during the 2nd intermission as well.
any links?

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Couldnt watch the game (girlfriends...) was anyone injured? Also is Carter projected back at all or?
Carter: nothing has been specified other than the usual "day-to-day."

Tim Connolly for Buffalo.

http://www.wivb.com/dpp/sports/conno...for-game-seven

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BUFFALO (WIVB) - The Sabres were angry about their Game 6 loss to the Flyers. They were even angrier about Mike Richards' hit on Tim Connolly. The Sabres center was knocked out of the game, and will miss Game 7 on Tuesday.

Lindy Ruff says Derek Roy will be ready to return, and take Connolly's spot in the lineup.

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Was only used on the powerplay. Seemed to be more of a decoy than anything
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But his contribution on the ice ended up being minimal, as he played only on the power play, a situation that resulted in him earning a mere 4:33 of ice time.

“If I didn’t think I could help, I wouldn’t have played,” he said. “There’s not much really to say about it.”

With Pronger in the fold, the Flyers dressed seven defensemen.

“Chris is a presence in the room and a presence to our team, but I do not want to sell short the effort of the players that went out there and played on a regular shift,” coach Peter Laviolette said. “But to have him back in the lineup is a boost, and on the power play is a boost. He was out there and made plays that only Chris Pronger can make. It was good to get him back in that sense, but that only takes you so far.”

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any links?
http://www.buffalonews.com/sports/co...icle402076.ece

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whoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and if you travel to Buffalo, you will will know the Soupkitchen! for he was the loudest! the most obnoxious! the most characteristic sum' ***** to come around these parts in along while

Whoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thanks, that's pretty pathetic. Kaleta is one of my most hated players, ever.

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Wow. If true, utterly, utterly despicable thing to do.

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Guys stop pretending.

What do you guys think Carcillo, Hartnell himself, Pronger, Powe, Giroux and Richards say to the opposition?

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