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Second period: Flyers 3, Sabres 0

Tuesday, 04.26.2011 / 9:21 PM

By Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor / 2011 ECQF: Philadelphia-Buffalo Live Blog

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2011 ECQF: Philadelphia-Buffalo Live Blog
Second period: Flyers 3, Sabres 0
Philadelphia's missing power play apparently has been found.
 
 The Flyers were 3-for-31 with the man-advantage in the first six games, but scored twice in the second period to pad their lead.
 
First Danny Briere again beat Paul Gaustad on a draw to the left of goalie Ryan Miller, this time winning the puck back to Mike Richards at the right point. Richards fired a shot through traffic that somehow found Briere. With Miller out playing the angle, Briere had an easy tap-in.
 
That goal five seconds after the Sabres' Tyler Myers was sent off for interference.
 
Later in the period, Claude Giroux fired a shot from the left circle that Miller never saw through a James van Riemsdyk screen at 10:19 that made it 3-0. The goal came 1:10 into a hooking penalty on the Sabres' Chris Butler.
 
The Sabres were far better in the second, nearly scoring a power-play goal following an interference penalty in Giroux just 1:04 in. They had three shots on the man-advantage, which was more than they had in the entire first period.
 
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