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Sabres vs. Flyers / Breaking down the game

*The big picture: The best-of-seven series is down to a best-of-three. The Sabres' second 1-0 victory sends the teams to Philadelphia tied at two games apiece. The Flyers certainly didn't expect the Sabres to go quietly, and the home team proved from the start it wouldn't.

*Turning point: Ryan Miller versus Danny Briere with just 8:50 left. The Sabres' goaltender got his glove on the point-blank shot by the playoff star, bringing the crowd to its feet, keeping Buffalo ahead and tying the series.

*Player of the game: Once again, how do you argue with perfection? Miller was Olympic-like, making glove saves and glove shoves to keep the Flyers away from his net by any means possible.

*What's my line? The Sabres, looking for more offense after leading for just 14:48 during the first three games, came out with four new forward combinations, most notably leading scorer Thomas Vanek alongside bangers Paul Gaustad and Patrick Kaleta.

*Front runners: The Sabres focused on scoring first, and they did so for the first time since Game One. Jason Pominville scored with 9:38 gone, and the trend continued: The team that scores first has won every game.

*Blank looks: Miller became the third Buffalo goalie to have two shutouts in one series, matching Bob Sauve (Montreal, 1983) and Dominik Hasek (New Jersey, 1994).

*Counting the house: The 18,690 fans heated the building on a cold night, and their ear-piercing faith was rewarded with another home game Easter Sunday afternoon.

*He said it: "We're not going quietly. This is a series. It's going to be a battle every game. We're just going back to Philly now, try and get a win." Sabres center Paul Gaustad.

*Next: Game Five is 7:30 p.m. Friday (MSG) in Wells Fargo Center.

*On the Web: Follow the Sabres and the playoffs every day on the Sabres Edge blog, where you can find morning skate reports, and on game day check in a half hour before faceoff for a live chat.

-- John Vogl

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