‘Although the Sabres did squander a 2-0 lead, giving up Simon Gagne’s tying goal in the final two minutes of regulation, it was a strong outing for an youthful team making its first playoff appearance in five years. “People complain about the Sabres not being an experienced team, but you play all the way into a second overtime against the Flyers with their history — it’s pretty amazing,” Briere said, making only his seventh career NHL postseason appearance. “I was surprised by the way we kept our composure.”‘
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