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Surging Sabres prepare for Flyers

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The Buffalo Sabres enter the NHL postseason with some lingering injury issues.

So what?

The Sabres finished the regular season with only one regulation loss in their last 13 games and went 29-11-6 since new owner Terry Pegula purchased the team Dec. 28. The 64 points they accumulated were the most in the Eastern Conference over than span.

The Sabres open their series with the Atlantic Division-champion Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night. Asked about his team's health, Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said it was "in the mediocre category" but didn't seem concerned.

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