VOORHEES, N.J. (AP) - The Philadelphia Flyers loved the way they played Game 1. They hit hard, created scoring chances, and had several power-play attempts.
In fact, the Flyers believe if they can duplicate that effort over the rest of the series, they should defeat the Buffalo Sabres.
But there's one problem with that theory.
Goaltender Ryan Miller and the Sabres have put Philadelphia on notice they won't be bullied around by the Atlantic Division champions. Miller was outstanding and earned his second career postseason shutout in Buffalo's 1-0 victory on Thursday.
The Sabres put in a clutch rebound, held the Flyers scoreless on the power play and showed a hostile opposing crowd can't slow them down.
The Flyers will likely play Saturday's Game 2 without defenseman Chris Pronger. Pronger skated Friday and is day to day.