Sabres Fall To Flyers, Behind In Series 2-1.

April 19, 2011 Updated Apr 19, 2011 at 6:55 AM EDT

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Sabres Fall To Flyers, Behind In Series 2-1.

April 19, 2011 Updated Apr 19, 2011 at 6:55 AM EDT

Buffalo (WKBW.com) The first home playoff game under new owner Terry Pegula ended in disappointment for the Buffalo Sabres on Monday night. The Sabres fell to Philadelphia 4-2 at the HSBC Arena. The Sabres now trail in their playoff series with the Flyers 2 games to 1.



Goaltender Brian Boucher made 35 saves in his first start of the series to help pace the Flyers. Danny Briere and Nikolay Zherdev both scored for Philadelphia in the second period to break open a 1-1 tie.
Kimo Timonen then added an empty netter in the third.



The Sabres never led on Monday night. Jeff Carter opened the scoring for the Flyers, scoring his first of the series on the power play. Drew Stafford scored a power play goal of his own to tie things up at 1 after the first period.



Nathan Gerbe scored his first goal of the series late in the second period to cut the Philadelphia lead to 3-2, but that is as close as the Sabres would get.



The Sabres had their chances in the third period. Earning a two man advantage for 1:15, but they couldn't beat Boucher.



Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta left in the first period with an upper body injuy, and did not return. Sabres Head Coach Lindy Ruff says he will have an update on Tuesday.



Game four is Wednesday in Buffalo.