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NHL Network presents: Game 5 2011 ECQF: Sabres vs. Flyers

Friday, 07.08.2011 / 12:01 AM / NHL Network

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NHL Network presents: Game 5 2011 ECQF: Sabres vs. Flyers
All summer long, NHL Network will be replaying the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs. NHL Network presents: Game 5 2011 ECQF: Sabres vs. Flyers.
All summer long, NHL Network will be replaying the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs -- from every jaw-dropping goal to every highlight-reel save to every crushing defeat.

Each game of the postseason -- spanning the more than two-month period from the opening round to Boston's Game 7 clincher of the Stanley Cup Final -- will be shown on the Network throughout the offseason.

Fans can tune in at 8 p.m. ET nightly for a different game -- and different chance to re-live history. A complete program schedule can be found on NHLNetwork.com.


As Buffalo and Philadelphia resumed their unpredictable series at the Wells Fargo Center for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, it was inevitable that the physicality of this matchup would carry over to this crucial contest.

The Sabres came out with an extra jolt of energy in Game 5, as Tyler Ennis and Thomas Vanek notched goals in the first four minutes of the game, and rookie Marc-Andre Gragnani added another late in the opening frame to give Buffalo a glaring 3-0 advantage. But Philadelphia eventually rallied behind third-string goaltender Michael Leighton and found its offensive rhythm, as James van Riemsdyk and blueliner Andrej Meszaros scored in the second to lead the Flyers' rally at home.

Mike Richards then set up Danny Briere in front of the net for a momentum-shifting goal early in the third to erase a three-goal deficit and eventually send the game into overtime. But in the extra session, Buffalo turned the tables again. Tyler Ennis bailed out his squad with the game-winning goal in OT as the Sabres grabbed a 4-3 victory and a 3-2 series lead heading back home with a chance to close out the Flyers in Game 6.

2011 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS REPLAY SCHEDULE
DATE TIME GAME
Mon, July 4 8 p.m. ET Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: Buffalo @ Philadelphia, Game 1
Tues, July 5
8 p.m. ET
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: Buffalo @ Philadelphia, Game 2
Wed, July 6
8 p.m. ET
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: Philadelphia @ Buffalo, Game 3
Thu, July 7
8 p.m. ET
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: Philadelphia @ Buffalo, Game 4
Fri, July 8
8 p.m. ET
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: Buffalo @ Philadelphia, Game 5
Sat, July 9 8 p.m. ET Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: Philadelphia @ Buffalo, Game 6
Sun, July 10 8 p.m. ET Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: Buffalo @ Philadelphia, Game 7

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