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Sabres win, 1-0, behind Miller's 33 stops

Thursday, 04.14.2011 / 9:45 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
Sabres win, 1-0, behind Miller's 33 stops
The Buffalo Sabres have scored a monumental 1-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal round here at Wells Fargo Center.

Leading the way was the best player on the ice, goalie Ryan Miller, who turned aside 33 shots. Miller made 16 saves in the second period.

The Sabres finally broke the ice 5:56 into the third when Patrick Kaleta slammed home a rebound while charging down the slot and avoiding Flyers defender Danny Syvret to retrieve the puck. Marc-Andre Gragnani took the initial shot from the top of the left circle that Flyers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky stopped but couldn't control.

The rebound hit the tape of an alert Kaleta, who connecting for his first goal in 17 games. It was the second of his career in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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I first met him when I was 19 years old and he coached me for 13 consecutive years. I don't know how many athletes who have had that pleasure. Al Arbour was a man that left us not only feeling like champions, but left us with a lot of great memories that we can carry on through life.

— Islanders Hall of Fame defenseman Denis Potvin on former coach Al Arbour, who passed away Friday at the age of 82