Sunday, April 10, 2011

Flyers (2) v. Sabres (7) Thread Up in Forum

Round 1: Flyers (2) v. Sabres (7)

Schedule: (to be updated when officially released)

Flyers won their first Division title since 2003-2004.
Sabres won the psychological battle by coming from behind and beating the Flyers on Friday in overtime. 

The Flyers have yet to announce their playoff goalie though one can assume it will be Bobrovsky who played well done the stretch.
The Sabres will go with Ryan Miller, a Vezina goalie and Silver medalist.

Ryan Miller 66GP 34W 22L 8OTL 165GA 1,964SHOTS 1,799SAVES .916SV% 2.59GAA
Sergei Bobrovsky 54GP 28W 13L 8OTL 130GA 1,527SHOTS 1,397SAVES .915SV% 2.59GAA
Brian Boucher (In case he starts) 34GP 18W 10L 4OTL 76GA 902SHOTS 826SAVES .916SV% 2.42GAA

Top 5 Points Leaders (at season end)
Thomas Vanek 73
Drew Stafford 52
Jason Pominville 52
Tyler Ennis 49
Tim Connolly 42

Claude Giroux 76
Danny Briere 68
Jeff Carter 66
Mike Richards 66
Ville Leino 53

Key to Series
Buffalo- Will Ryan Miller be the Olympic Goalie or the average goalie he has the tendency to be
Philadelphia- The Flyers need to find the passion and heart. If they can do this, they can certainly win a series against Buffalo

Prediction: Flyers in 6. Giroux and Briere carry offensive load. Bobrovsky proves he should be a starter in the playoffs. Zherdev also does well.
Miller is alright but Buffalo's lack of offensive depth can't keep them in it.

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