Ryan Miller made 35 saves in his second career postseason shutout as the Buffalo Sabres knocked off the Flyers 1-0 in the opening game of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal.
Flyers rookie netminder Sergei Bobrovsky played well in his postseason debut making 25 saves and allowing just one goal to the Sabres’ Patrick Kaleta. Marc-Andre Gragnani had fired a shot from the right side, which Bobrovsky saved, but Kaleta was allowed to walk freely into the crease to knock a rebound into the open net.
The Flyers were certainly not without their chances and will certainly rue the fact that they went 0-5 on the power play including a two man advantage in the second period. The closest they came to a goal was when James van Reimsdyk hit the post six minutes into the game.
In the eight previous playoff series between these two teams, the winner of game one has gone on to win the series all right times.
Game 2 is scheduled for Saturday at 5pm in Philadelphia.