Flyers: period 1 recap

Game 5 begins with Brian Boucher in net for the Flyers, and Ryan Miller in for the Sabres. 2 minutes into the game, Rinaldo already has 2 hits on the boards.

Tyler Ennis of the Sabres scores with 17:36 remaining in the game. There was a delayed penalty against flyers on Nikolai Zherdev. The team that has scored first has won those respective games in this series.

After scoring the first goal, the Sabres crowding the net and the Flyers have barely been down to the other end of the ice.  The Flyers seem to be a little shaken up after giving up such an early goal. Little do they know, it’s about to get worse.

With 16:09 remaining in the game, Thomas Vanek scores the second goal for the Sabres making it 2-0 Buffalo. Both of Buffalo’s goals have been scored through the five-hole. Boucher has been taking a wide stance in the goal so far in this game, which has allowed the Sabres to score early. All of the momentum is with Buffalo as of right now.

The Sabres got a power play with 11:10 remaining in the game because of a tripping call on Andrej Meszaros.

Since the Sabres last goal, Boucher has learned his lesson and has kept his legs closed as he faced plenty of shots toward the middle of his legs. The Sabres caught on to the trend and hoped it would be just as easy to keep scoring through the five-hole.

The Flyers are all over the place.  There has been a silly penalty, an off-sides call and two players collided with each other which allowed a 2-on-1 down the ice for Buffalo, which thankfully did not result in a goal.

The Flyers get a PECO power play with 8:17 remaining from a high sticking call on Steve Montador.

During a 4 on 4 another penalty was called on Flyers’ Danny Briere. That was a bogus call because he got tangled with Miller but he was shoved in there by a Sabres player. It is now 4 on 3 in favor of the Sabres.

The Sabres score on the  4 on 3 with 4:24 remaining.  The Goal is scored by Marc-Andre Gragnani. Boucher has been taken out of the game and makes room for Michael Leighton. Leighton carried the Flyers all the way to Stanley Cup Finals last season.

The first period ends with all of the momentum in the Sabres corner.  The Flyers need to come back and really push it. There is not doubt that during intermission, Coach Peter Laviolette is going to have a few things to say to the team as he always does. After one of his “talks”, if you want to call it that, even though it is more like yelling, the Flyers always seem to come back as if they have just experienced some kind of epiphany, reality check type thing.

Whatever Laviolette says to them in the locker room HAS to get them back in the game.


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