FLYERS VS. SABRES - GAME SIX - HSBC ARENA
Line up notes: Chris Pronger in the line-up for the Flyers. Michael Leighton is starting in goal for Philadelphia.
18:39 - High tension at the start. Gaustad gets the better of Hartnell behind the net in the first fight of the game. Crowd is amped.
17:47 - BUFFALO GOAL - ROB NIEDERMAYER (ENNIS, ) 1-0 SABRES - Tyler Myers makes a nice outlet pass to start the rush up ice. On the other end, Tyler Ennis feeds Niedermayer who beats Leighton high for the goal.
12:56 - Pronger has yet to take the ice for Philadelphia.
12:10 - Flyers penalty - Carcillo, cross checking.
11:19 - SABRES PPG - THOMAS VANEK (MYERS, GRAGNANI) 2-0 SABRES - Vanek camped in front cashes in for his 4th goal of the playoffs.
9:55 - Sabres penalty to Gerbe for holding the stick. Pronger on the ice for Flyers power play.
5:07 - FLYERS GOAL - DANNY BRIERE (HARTNELL, LEINO) 2-1 SABRES - Poor defensive zone coverage leaves Briere alone down low. Puck comes down to him and beats Miller straight up.
3:47 - Sabres penalty to Connolly for cross checking.
1:58 - Flyers Pronger called for slashing in scrap with Tyler Myers in front of the net.
1:46 - Flyers Andrej Meszaros called 2:00 for high sticking.
2:22 - Sabres penalty to Chris Butler for delay of game.
:33 - SABRES PPG - THOMAS VANEK (MYERS, GRAGNANI) 3-1 SABRES - Vanek scores his second of the game camped off the left post. Great puck handling in a tight situation as he tucks it between Leighton's pads for his fifth goal of the series.
-End of the first period. SOG: 17-8 Flyers. Leighton gives up three goals on eight Buffalo shots.
20:00 - Flyers replace Leighton with Brian Boucher.
19:11 - FLYERS GOAL - JAMES VAN RIEMSDYK (GIROUX) 3-2 SABRES - van Riemsdyk pounces on a deflection off a draw mid-slot and beats Miller high to cut the lead to 3-2.
17:40 - Gaustad misses open net off right post on rebound chance.
12:12 - Sabres penalty - Jordan Leopold - 2:00 for holding.
11:17 - FLYERS PPG - DANNY BRIERE (MESZAROS, GIROUX) 3-3 GAME - The struggling Flyer power play finally connects. Buffalo's penalty killers had collapsed well and denied shots, but Briere found an opening through a screen for his second of the game.
6:54 - Flyers penalty to Versteeg 2:00 for slashing.
6:03 - Flyers penalty to Mike Richards. 2:00 for boarding. Tim Connolly's head gets jammed into the boards. He's shaken up and has to leave the ice. Sabres have 1:10 of 2-man advantage.
3:51 - SABRES GOAL - NATHAN GERBE (BUTLER, MILLER) 4-3 SABRES - The Sabres can't convert on the 5-on-3 or on the balance of the power play but just as things go even strength, Gerbe enters the zone and beats Boucher to the glove side.
16:45 - Drew Stafford misses golden chance for Buffalo on a 2-on-1. Looks like Boucher just caught a piece of it with his pad.
14:31 - Tim Connolly hasn't returned for the Sabres. Brad Boyes in centering that line.
11:33 - Good Flyers pressure in front. Miller equal to the task.
11:21 - Sabres Butler penalized 2:00 for holding.
9:17 - FLYERS GOAL - SCOTT HARTNELL (RICHARDS) 4-4 GAME. The Flyers power play had just expired when Mike Richards fed a nice pass cross-slot to Hartnell who knocked it into the open net. Tie game heading down the stretch.
1:23 - Kaleta takes a shot, blocked by Boucher.
END OF REGULATION GAME
PLAY RESUMES IN FIRST OVERTIME PERIOD
20:00 - Stafford wins puck-drop for Buffalo.
15:17 - FLYERS SCORE WINNING GOAL. Versteeg takes multiple shots on Sabres goal. Puck slides in under Miller's glove.