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END OF THE LINE Sabres lose Game 7, 5-2, in Philadelphia

The long journey that started in last place in December and ended up in the Stanley Cup playoffs is over for the Buffalo Sabres.

Philadelphia defenseman Braydon Coburn scored the game's first goal with 19 seconds left in the first period, and the Flyers poured it on from there for a 5-2 victory, closing out the best-of-seven series, four games to three, before a raucous crowd in the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

The Flyers fans enjoyed every minute of the rout after six close games in the series. They finally had a chance to relax after three straight games in which Philadelphia never had a lead in regulation.

The Flyers scored twice in the second period on power-play goals by ex-Sabre Danny Briere and James van Riemsdyk. Another goal by Sunday's hero, Ville Leino, early in the third made it 4-0 before Tyler Myers scored for the Sabres.

Daniel Carcillo finished the scoring for Philadelphia before he drew two game misconducts after an altercation with Buffalo's Nathan Gerbe, who also received a 10-minute misconduct penalty.

Brad Boyes scored on the power play for Buffalo with 4:39 left.

Philadelphia outshot the Sabres, 16-2, in the opening period and had a 36-28 advantage overall.

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