The Sabres set the tone in this Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series against the Flyers after Ryan Miller's brilliant shutout in Game 1. But suddenly, Buffalo found itself staring at a potential 3-1 deficit heading into Game 4 at HSBC Arena. The pressure would again fall on Miller's shoulders.
The Sabres invigorated their home crowd early as Rob Niedermayer found Jason Pominville for a point blank tally midway through the first period. From that point on, Game 4 was defined by the strong play in net by both goaltenders. Despite Brian Boucher stopping 28 of 29 Buffalo shots, Miller registered his second shutout of the series in another 1-0 triumph for Buffalo. This time, his masterful effort sent the series back to Philadelphia even at two games apiece.