BUFFALO, NY ( wkbw ) Sabres Coach Lindy Ruff met the media Monday as his team gets ready to take on the Philadelphia Flyers in game three of the playoff series at 7pm inside the HSBC Arena.
Thousands are also expected outside the arena where the Sabres will throw a "Party On The Plaza."
Despite persistent snow and winter like weather, the party will go on...with two big screen TV's and lots of entertainment planned for a 5pm start.
Channel 7's Eyewitness News will be there with complete coverage.
In case you need to get caught up on the series, read more below about the Sabres last matchup with the Flyers from Saturday night.
Philadelphia (WKBW.com) Game two couldn't have been more different then the opener, and the end result was different as well.
The Buffalo Sabres lost to the Philadelphia Flyers 5-4 on Saturday night. Former Sabres forward Daniel Briere scored the eventual game winner for the Flyers in the second period.
The gritty and physical series now comes back to Buffalo with things tied at one. Game three is Monday at the HSBC Arena.
It's tough to win when you spend most of the game on the penalty kill. Bad bounces and undisciplined play proved costly for the Sabres who paraded to the penalty box on Saturday. The Sabres gave the Flyers 10 opportunities with the man advantage, including 6 in the second period.
For the game the Flyers went just 1-for-10 on the power play, but that lone goal gave Philadelphia a 4-3 lead in the second. Ville Leino scored his first goal of the playoffs with the man advantage at 13:36.
Briere then gave the Flyers a 5-3 lead later in the period. A shot by Scott Hartnell went off Briere's skate past Ryan Miller for the two goal lead. Cody McCormick pulled the Sabres within a goal in the third period, but that is as close as Buffalo would get.
After combining for a single goal in game one, the Sabres and Flyers each scored three in a wild opening period. Thomas Vanek scored twice on the power play, and Andrej Sekera added his first career playoff goal for the Sabres. Claude Giroux, Daniel Carcillo and James van Riemsdyk scored the Flyers in the first.
The Flyers pulled goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky after the Sabres third goal and replaced him with Brian Boucher. Bobrovsky had given up 3 goals on 7 shots faced.
Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller had 29 saves on the night.