Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Flyers vs Sabres Game 4 Preview

Flyers Lines as of now:
Hartnell Briere Leino
JVR Giroux Carter
Z Richards Versteeg
Carcillo Betts Powe

Carle Meszaros
Kimmo Coburn
O'Donnell Syvret


Scratches: Pronger, Nodl, Bobrovsky, Shelley

Sabres Lines as of now:
Vanek - Connolly - Pominville
Ennis - Boyes - Stafford
Gerbe - Gaustad - Kaleta
Niedermayer - McCormick - Grier

Butler - Myers
Weber - Leopold
Montador - Gragnani


Kaleta will be playing tonight with a full cage instead of his usual visor tonight because of a facial injury suffered early in game 2.

Keys for the Flyers:
Strong defense- Boucher has a tendency to leave rebounds laying out in the slot area, so the defense will need to stay on their toes to clear out those loose pucks and anyone in front.

JVR stays strong- In the first 3 games, JVR has been phenomenal and look for him to keep up this strong play.

Briere thrives in Buffalo- With a goal in game 3, Briere will be looking to draw more blood against former teammate Ryan Miller.

Keys for the Sabres:
Miller Stands on his head- We all know the key to the Sabres success is star goalie Ryan Miller. Flyers can't win if Miller stops everything...something he has the capability of doing.

Rest Pays Off: Mike Grier and Tyler Ennis were given a day off yesterday, and look for them to have an impact early, especially Ennis. Ennis has the ability to really hurt the opposing team on the scoreboard, and expect Grier to bang bodies early in the game.

My prediction is a low scoring 3-1 win for the Flyers with an empty net. Boucher has a decent game but nothing special. Z, Briere, and Carter (EN) get the goals for the Fylers, and Ennis gets the lone goal for Buffalo early in the game.

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