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ECQF Game 6, Discussion Thread: Philadelphia Flyers at Buffalo Sabres

This is an ugly building.
This is an ugly building.

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No. 7 Buffalo Sabres at No. 2 Philadelphia Flyers

Game 6, Eastern Conference Quarterfinals -- Sabres lead series, 3-2

3:00 p.m. today at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York

Catch the action on NBC, TSN and 94WYSP

[Game Preview] - [ Coverage] - [Buffalo Perspective]

Today's goaltenders:

who freakin' knows anymore

Ryan Miller 66 3829 34 22 165 2.59 1964 1799 .916 5

After the jump, full lineups, questions to answer and our in-game discussion.

Flyers Projected Lineup

Hartnell - Briere - Leino
JVR - Giroux - Powe
Zherdev - Richards - Versteeg
Carcillo - Betts - Holmstrom/Rinaldo/Wellwood

Timonen - Coburn
Carle - Syvret/Pronger
Meszaros - SOD

Scratches/Injuries: Andreas Nodl (upper body), Jody Shelley (healthy), Nick Boynton (healthy), Chris Pronger (hand) or Danny Syvret (healthy), Oskars Bartulis (shoulder), Sergei Bobrovsky (healthy), Jeff Carter (knee)

Black Aces: Johan Backlund, Matt Walker, Erik Gustafsson, Kevin Marshall, Zac Rinaldo, Michael Ryan, Mike Testwuide, Eric Wellwood

Buffalo Projected Lineup (lines could change with Pominville's absence)

Gerbe - Connolly - Stafford
Ennis - Niedermayer - Mancari/Ellis?
Vanek - Gaustad - Kaleta
McCormick - Boyes - Grier

Leopold - Gragnani
Butler - Myers
Weber - Montador

Scratches/Injuries: Jason Pominville (ankle),Mark Mancari? (healthy), Patrick Lalime (healthy), Jochen Hecht (upper body), Derek Roy (leg), Shoane Morrisonn (concussion), Andrej Sekera (some injury I think)

Questions to Answer (These are the same questions as the Flyers' first elimination game a year ago in Game 4 vs Boston, tinkered only very slightly. They don't make much sense, but I'm superstitious.)

  1. How does [that winger on Richards' line] look?
  2. Whats the emotion like off of the start?
  3. The Flyers were strong in the offensive end for [most] of Game [5], but couldn't beat [Miller] or the [Sabres] defense. How do they make adjustments?
  4. Can [Tyler Ennis] not score tonight, please?
  5. Is this the Flyers' last game of the season?

NBC, YSP, here. Let's do this, Flyers.

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