Buffalo won 4-2 (Game 4 of 6)

Buffalo won 4-2

Game 1: Saturday, April 22nd
Game 2: Monday, April 24th
Game 3: Wednesday, April 26th
Game 4: Friday, April 28th
Game 5: Sunday, April 30th
Game 6: Tuesday, May 2nd

Sabres 4


Flyers 5


7:00 PM ET, April 28, 2006

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1 2 3 T
BUF 2 0 24
PHI 1 1 35

Top Skaters

Buffalo: D. Briere - 2 G, 5 SOG, Even

Philadelphia: P. Forsberg - 2 G, 1 A, 2 SOG, +3

Buffalo at Philadelphia 7:00 pm EDT

Buffalo at Philadelphia 7:00 pm EDT Eastern Conference quarterfinals Sabres lead, 2-1

PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) - The Philadelphia Flyers will need to be more than lucky if they are going to even their series with the Buffalo Sabres at two games apiece.

Two days after a pair of fortunate bounces helped them to their biggest victory of the season, the Flyers will try to ride the momentum into Friday's matchup with the Sabres in Game Four of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.

Fifth-seeded Philadelphia dropped the series opener in double overtime before absorbing an ugly 8-2 rout in Game Two. Fourth-seeded Buffalo again stuck early in Wednesday's Game Three on a tally from Ales Kotalik before the Flyers showed some much-needed resiliency.

Brian Savage's shorthanded goal tied it at 1-1 less than four minutes later before Peter Forsberg scored twice in the second period - both on bizarre bounces - to give Philadelphia control of the game.

After being pulled in Game Two, Robert Esche bounced back with a 26-save effort for the Flyers, whose fans taunted Sabres goalie Ryan Miller after Esche had been harassed by Buffalo's fans in Games One and Two.

Tim Connolly scored a third-period goal and Miller finished with 23 saves for the Sabres, who went 0-for-7 with the man advantage in their worst game of the series.

Buffalo hosts Philadelphia in Game Five on Sunday.