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Rookie Matt Read scored to snap a tie with just under 4 1/2 minutes remaining in the third period as the host Philadelphia Flyers knocked the Buffalo Sabres out of postseason contention with a 2-1 victory.
The Sabres were officially eliminated moments after their loss to Philadelphia, as Washington finished off a 4-2 victory over Florida.
Defenseman Marc-Andre Bourdon scored and Ilya Bryzgalov finished with 25 saves for the fifth-seeded Flyers, who will face the Keytone State-rival Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
Former Flyer Ville Leino scored and Ryan Miller turned aside 33 shots for the Sabres, who fell to 25-1-2 when leading after leading after two periods.
With the game tied at 1-1, Read skated past veteran defenseman Robyn Regehr at the blue line and then cut in on Miller before beating him with a wrist shot. Read's tally was his 24th - and fourth in seven games.
After a scoreless first period, Leino opened the scoring with 2:34 remaining ...
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Mike Rupp's fight with Jody Shelley wasn't one of the most memorable of his career as he took a beating from the former Ranger.What's more concerning, however, is that Rupp only played one shift for the remainder of the game because of an apparent neck injury he sustained during the fight. Jim Cerny of the Rangers gave this status on Rupp yesterday...Rupp told me last...
The Flyers made a very smart move today by signing defenseman Nicklas Grossmann to a multi-year contract extension.
Grossmann was acquired ahead of the NHL trade deadline in February, and has done a tremendous job for the Flyers. Grossmann’s size (6’4″, 230 pounds) has given the Flyers a big presence in front of the net, something that had been sorely lacking since Chris Pronger’s...
What seemed to be inevitable to most fans finally happened last night: The Buffalo Sabres are officially not going to the 2012 NHL Playoffs.
The Sabres had to win out and the Capitals needed to lose one more game for Buffalo to squeak into the eighth seed. However, with a one goal lead in the third period, they just couldn’t hold on and lost 2-1 to the Flyers.
It’s by far the goal of the season for the Buffalo Sabres, but it could very well be the play that everyone remembers as the goal that started the final run to the playoffs.
With two minutes remaining in what seemed to be Buffalo’s second straight loss to the Leafs and final nail in their playoff coffin, Jordan Leopold become entrenched in Sabres lore forever.
In the midst of...
The big budget Buffalo Sabres missed the playoffs this season. They gamely rallied – going 19-5-5 during their prolonged surge -- but they ultimately came up short in the season's final week.It’ll be fun to see how the organization responds moving forward. The Sabres have missed the playoffs three times in five seasons and six in the past 10. They have not won a playoff series...
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By: Tyler J. Altemose (@TJamesAltemose)
Renaud Lavoie, reporter for RDS.ca, announced early Wednesday morning that the Philadelphia Flyers have signed Phantoms RW Matt Ford to a two-way, $600,000 deal for the 2012-13 season.
Ford has been a consistently powerful force on the right side for the Flyers’ AHL affiliate Adirondack...
Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller had a candid response when informed of Capitals center Brooks Laich's guarantee that Washington was going to make the playoffs.
Miller said he doesn't think Laich is Mark Messier, referring to the former New York Rangers captain hours after Laich made his comments on Washington's The Fan radio Wednesday.
Buckle up, because the thrilling...
Sabres goalie Ryan Miller had a candid response when informed of Capitals forward Brooks Laich's guarantee that Washington was going to make the playoffs.
''I don't think he's Mark Messier,'' Miller said.
Miller, of course, was referring to Messier, the former Rangers captain, who famously guaranteed a win with New York trailing New Jersey 3-2...
And at your funeralI'll sing the requiem.
There will be no banners raised into the FN Center's venerable rafters, no majestic chronicle of the season's better moments, no town heroes; nothing, really, in the words of the celebrated Rick Jeanerette, "for the highlight reel". I'm sitting here, writing this, listening to the songs from bands I...
Buffalo and Washington are tied at the bottom of the playoff ladder...The Caps have the tie-breaker, but don't tell Derek Roy (@Roy9ner) that after his performance last night...Rick Jeanerette was in fine form at the Crossroads...((HT: MSG+/NHL))
Flying sticks. Pointed fingers. Postgame putdowns. And that was just the coaches.
What can the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers possibly do in Saturday's regular-season finale to top their last meeting, a 6-4 Flyers win at Consol Energy Center this week that served as a preview of what will be a contentious first-round playoff series?
The smart answer might be nothing...
Six weeks removed from being at the bottom of the Eastern Conference, the Buffalo Sabres enter a season-ending two-game road trip with a chance to make the playoffs.
A stirring comeback in its last game allowed Buffalo to enter Thursday night's matchup against the Philadelphia Flyers tied for the East's eighth and final playoff spot.
However, the Sabres (39-31-10) also...