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Round 3
Stanley Cup Final

Flyers - Sabres complete pre-game warmups

Thursday, 04.14.2011 / 7:30 PM

By Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer / 2011 ECQF: Philadelphia-Buffalo Live Blog

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2011 ECQF: Philadelphia-Buffalo Live Blog
Flyers - Sabres complete pre-game warmups
We're here at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia awaiting puck drop for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal-round match between the Flyers and Sabres.

Flyers' fans are anticipating Lauren Hart's God Bless America. We'll see -- do they break it out this early in the playoffs? Most likely.

Starting lineups:
Flyers - JVR-Carter-Giroux (Meszaros-O'Donnell) Bobrovsky
Sabres - Gerbe-Gaustad-Kaleta (Butler-Myers) Miller


Flyers lineups during warmups:
Briere-Hartnell-Leino
Carter-Giroux-JVR
Richards-Versteeg-Nodl
Betts-Powe-Carcillo
OUT: Zherdev and Shelley

Sabres lineups during warmups:
Stafford-Boyes-Ennis
Connolly-Pominville-Vanek
McCormick-Niedermayer-Grier
Gaustad-Gerbe-Kaleta
OUT: Hecht or Mancari

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That was something I've been dreaming of, something I've told myself before the third period I was going to do ... It was an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe. I didn't believe it went in at first but when I saw all the reaction and all the fans going crazy and my teammates going crazy, it's just an unbelievable feeling. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know whether to jump or just skate and do a Theo Fleury. I don't think I'm the same caliber player he is so I couldn't do it.

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