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Flyers Outlast Sabres For 5-4 Victory in Game Two As Brian Boucher Makes The Difference


We may be getting used to hearing more "Booooosh" chants after Brian Boucher's performance tonight in relief of Sergei Bobrovsky. While things got scary for the final half of the third period, the Philadelphia Flyers outlasted the Buffalo Sabres with a 5-4 win, to even up the series 1-1.

This was a tale of three games. During the first period, six total goals were scored in a shootout of mythic proportions. The Sabres stuck by goalie Ryan Miller, but the Flyers decided to give Sergei Bobrovsky the hook after allowing three goals. Then the Flyers made it 5-3 after the second period. And, in the third period, the Flyers surrendered a goal, but hung on in the waning moments to tie up the series.

The switch from Bob to Boucher made the difference for the Flyers as Boucher only allowed one goal during the final two periods. Boucher stopped 20 of 21 shots he faced and will likely create yet another goalie controversy.

Once again, the Flyers' powerplay stunk on ice (1 goal in 10 powerplays), but Ville Leino managed to score a goal on their seventh powerplay of the night to make it 5-4. And, the real positive is that their offense came back to life after being shut out by Ryan Miller Thursday night.

The series now heads to Buffalo as the Flyers will face off against the Sabres on Monday night at 7:00 P.M.

Chris Pronger is 50/50 for game three.

Photo from foxnews.com

Contact Dennis Bakay at dbakay@philly2philly.com


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