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Scouting Report / Game Five

Series: Tied, 2-2.

Faceoff: 7:30 p.m., Wells Fargo Center.

TV: MSG. Radio: 550 AM, 930 AM, 107.7 FM.

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Thumbs up

Ryan Miller. The netminder has two 1-0 victories. Really, now, anyone still want him to be Jhonas Enroth's backup this series?

Tyler Myers (above). The big guy has finally let his inner beast out. Mike Richards wants him locked up for murder.

Mike Richards' temper. The Philly captain is fed up with the refs and says they're out to get him as much as reporters are.

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Thumbs down

Mike Richards' game. Two numbers stick out for the captain -- zero goals, nine penalty minutes. Can I have my Selke vote back?

Tim Connolly: It's now 27 games without a playoff goal. That sounds like a top-20 center, doesn't it Darcy?

Jeff Carter: The Flyers' leading scorer hurt his knee during a collision with Myers and could watch the rest of the series on the sidelines.

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Keys for the Sabres

They're going to need scoring from someone. The names Connolly, Ennis and Boyes would be welcomed.

Keep clearing out the front. Philly takes a pounding whenever it gets near Miller.

Weather the storm by the Philly backers, who will be looking for blood on Broad Street.

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Keys for the Flyers

Score early. Miller has two shutouts. He's one player they can't let get in a groove.

Chris Pronger is expected back, and if so they need to ride his verbal and physical lightning.

The Sabres aren't afraid to take penalties because Philly's PP can't score. Make them afraid by finding the net.

-- John Vogl

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Sabres roster

NoPlayerPosGA Pts

3 Leopold D 132235

4 Montador D 52126

6 Weber D 41317

8 McCormick C 81220

17 Gragnani D 123

19 Connolly C 132942

20 Niedermayer LW 51419

21 Stafford RW312152

22 Boyes C/RW173855

25 Grier RW51116

26 Vanek LW 324173

27 Morrisonn D 145

28 Gaustad C/LW121931

29 Pominville RW223052

34 Butler D 279

36 Kaleta RW459

42 Gerbe LW 161531

44 Sekera D 32629

55 Hecht C 121729

57 Myers D 102737

63 Ennis C 202949

No Goalie W-L-OLSv.%GAA

1 Enroth 9-2-2.9072.73

30 Miller 34-22-8.9162.59

40 Lalime 0-5-0.8902.96

Coach: Lindy Ruff

Assistant coaches: Brian McCutcheon, James Patrick, Jim Corsi

PLAYOFF STATISTICS vs. FLYERS (Goals-assists): Gragnani 0-4, Pominville 1-2, Vanek 2-0, Stafford 1-1, Kaleta 1-1, Connolly 0-2, Niedermayer 0-2, Gerbe 1-0, McCormick 1-0, Sekera 1-0, Grier 0-1, Gaustad 0-1, Ennis 0-1.

GOALIE STATISTICS (Games-goals-average): Miller 4-8-2.02.

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Flyers roster

NoPlayerPosGA Pts

5Coburn D 21416

6O'Donnell D 11718

10Versteeg RW 212546

11Betts C 5712

13Carcillo LW 426

15Nodl RW 111122

17Carter C 363066

18Richards C 234366

19Hartnell LW 242549

20Pronger D 42125

21Van Riemsdyk LW 211940

22Leino LW 193453

24Boynton D 178

25Carle D 13940

26Syvret D 112

28Giroux RW 255176

34Holmstrom C 000

36Powe C 71017

41Meszaros D 82432

44Timonen D 63137

48Briere C 343468

93Zherdev RW 16622

NoGoalie W-L-OLSv.%GAA

33 Boucher 18-10-4.9162.42

35 Bobrovsky 28-13-8.9152.59

49 Leighton 1-0-0 .8894.00

Coach: Peter Laviolette. Assistants: Joe Mullen, Kevin McCarthy, Craig Berube, Jeff Reese, Derian Hatcher.

PLAYOFF STATISTICS vs. SABRES (Goals-assists): Giroux 1-2, Timonen 1-2, Carle 0-3, Briere 2-0, Carter 1-1, Meszaros 0-2, Versteeg 0-2, Hartnell 0-2, Van Riemsdyk 1-0, Zherdev 1-0, Carcillo 1-0, Leino 1-0, Coburn 0-1, Richards 0-1.

GOALIE STATISTICS (Games-goals-average): Bobrovsky 2-4-3.38, Boucher 3-4-1.45.

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