Wednesday, April 13, 2011

NHL Playoffs 2011: Buffalo Sabres and Philadelphia Flyers

Our archive of the first round games between the Buffalo Sabres and Philadelphia Flyers.

We'll offer up results, summaries and items of note as the two Eastern Division rivals seek to move on in the 2011 playoffs.

Philadelphia wins the series 4 games to 3  

Saturday, April 16-- Buffalo 4 at Philadelphia 5  
Wednesday, April 20-- Philadelphia 0 at Buffalo 1 
Tuesday, April 26-- Buffalo 2 at Philadelphia 5

Game 7, April 26

Philadelphia Inquirer-- Invisible man Coburn makes a big showing
Philadelphia Daily News-- Flyers thrive with backs to the wall
Philadelphia Inquirer-- They dispatch Sabres and survive 1st round
Philadelphia Inquirer-- Flyers eliminate Sabres with 5-2 win in Game 7
Philadelphia Inquirer-- Carter should return in next round Flyers show their character, experience in romp
Philadelphia Daily News-- Flyers watching and waiting for Round 2

Game 6, April 24

Philadelphia Inquirer--  Laviolette talks before Game 7
Philadelphia Inquirer-- Bob will be Boosh's backup; Lappy nominated for award
Philadelphia Inquirer-- Sabres 'personal' comments spur Flyers; Richards not suspended
Philadelphia Inquirer-- Leighton shelled, replaced by Boosh
Philadelphia Daily News-- Sobering loss for the Flyers
Philadelphia Daily News-- Game 7 preview
Philadelphia Daily News-- No suspension -- or hearing-- for Richards

Game 5, April 22

Philadelphia Inquirer-- Game 6 goalie? Boosh-rovsky-ton?
Philadelphia Inquirer-- Pronger is out; Lavy responds to Ruff

Game 4,  April 20

Philadelphia Inquirer-- Pronger could return, Carter out
Philadelphia Inquirer-- Flyers' worst fear realized in Game 4
Philadelphia Inquirer-- Pronger showing a little more zip
Philadelphia Daily News-- Jeff Carter likely doubtful for Game 5
Philadelphia Daily News-- Pronger time for Game 5?

Game 3, April 18

Buffalo News-- Flyers grab a 2-1 series lead
Buffalo News-- Sabres' Stafford ends his goal drought
Buffalo News-- Boyes' lack of production in line with rest of Sabres
Buffalo News-- Flyers take hat off to Boucher
Buffalo News-- Breaking down Game Three
Philadelphia Daily News-- Breakthrough game for Carter as Flyers take series lead on Buffalo
Philadelphia Inquirer-- Flyers find a way past antic Sabres
Philadelphia Inquirer-- Flyers take Charge
Philadelphia Inquirer-- Boucher makes Lavy's gamble work
Globe and Mail-- Flyers, Boucher shut down Sabres

Game 2, April 16

Buffalo News-- Sabres ready for another challenge
Buffalo News-- Gunning for discipline and goals
Buffalo News-- Signs point to Boucher starting in goal
Buffalo News-- Sabres pay price for parade to penalty box
Philadelphia Daily News-- Boucher starting, Bob relegated to press box
Philadelphia Daily News-- Can't the Flyers just decline power plays?

Game 1, April 14

Philadelphia Inquirer-- Rattled by a Sabre
Philadelphia Daily News-- Boos were rough in face of Flyers' effort
Philadelphia Inquirer-- Maybe it's still all about the goalie
Philadelphia Daily News-- Van Riemsdyk's growth evident even in Flyers' loss
Philadelphia Inquirer-- PP woes haunt Flyers
Buffalo News-- Sabres grind out on Kaleta rebound goal
Buffalo News-- Miller finds way into the O zone
Buffalo News-- How Game One was won
Buffalo News-- Young Sabres' defensemen "Great, real good, excellent'
Buffalo News-- Flyers get no grace period from home fans
Buffalo News-- Flyers stay evasive on injured Pronger's status
Globe and Mail-- Sabres shut out Flyers
National Post-- Miller does heavy lifting in win over Flyers

Series Preview

Philadelphia Daily News-- If Flyers' mouths aren't frothy, fans' will be
Philadelphia Inquirer-- The roles are reversed for the Flyers
Philadelphia Daily News-- Flyers won't have Pronger for Game 1 against Sabres
Philadelphia Inquirer-- Flyers fans on edge as playoffs start
Philadelphia Daily News-- 3 reasons Flyers win or lose
Buffalo News-- Jerry Sullivan's pick: Flyers in seven
Buffalo News-- Pronger is out
Buffalo News-- Boyes ready to have some postseason fun
Buffalo News--- Transition defense puts in some overtime
Buffalo News-- Mayors make friendly bet
Globe and Mail-- Progner's absence a big one for Flyers
Globe and Mail-- Surging Sabres begin preparations for Flyers
National Post-- Goalie Miller always the key for the Sabres

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