‘It was the first meeting between the teams since Buffalo beat Philadelphia 7-1 in Game 6 to win last year’s first-round playoff series. And this game was reminiscent of Buffalo’s 8-2 drubbing of the Flyers in Game 2 of that series. The Sabres again showed their speed was too much for Philadelphia’s plodding defense.’
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‘The Sabres have won their last 11 regular-season games dating to last season and have tied the team record that was set at the end of the 1974-75 season and the start of 1975-76.’
‘”We know that’s it’s a team coming here that’s desparate for a win.”‘
Esche to Get Fresh Start at Buffalo, Under Pressure (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Esche gets chance to see if he can stop Sabres (Philadelphia Daily News)
Flyers shake up starting lineup (Bucks County Courier Times)
Young core trio must come up big (Bucks County Courier Times)
Sabres look to open season with sixth straight win (Sportsticker)
Philadelphia Flyers (1-3-1) at Buffalo Sabres (5-0-0) (The Sports Network)
Game # 6: Philadelphia @ Buffalo (SabresFans.com)
‘”It was a disaster area,” Peca said. “It looks like a hurricane swept through there. There are trees big and small that are snapped in two that are just on top of houses and cars and roads and power lines.”‘
'"Now he's really complete," Pominville said. "He hits. He finishes. He's a great passer, and he understands the game a lot more than he did. It just shows. He deserves to be here, and he's worked really hard to be here."'
'"I don't know. I don't know how everything will be," Campbell said after practice Monday. "In my view that was last year that happened, so you move on and whatever. We'll see. Everybody's looked at, seen it, knows it was a clean hit. He's back playing, which is good. Other than that, that's last year."'
'The Sabres held the season shot advantage over Philadelphia in every period last year.'