Flyers Tie Series 2-2 April 28, 2006
Game 5 in Buffalo on Sunday. The Sabres just got dissected like a freaking pig fetus in Biology class. Coach Hitchcock analyzed the team down to the threads on their jerseys, and came up with a plan to make their speed less effective, and concocted a plan to make our team, and what we have available, more effective. Granted, it was only a 5-4 game, but that last goal was a fluke. Sabres again got up 2-0 in the first period, but the mastery of Forsberg got us back in it. He can win this thing by himself.
I have to say I've been a Freddie Meyer fan since he came up from the Phantoms, and he played a great game too. Pitkanen too. Desjardins had a shakey game, falling into Esche after making a breakaway save, putting the puck into the net giving Buffalo their 2-0 lead. But later scored after Forsberg literally SKATED CIRCLES around Buffalo and fed Desj at the point for a blistering slap shot.
The Umberger / Carter / Dimitrakos line finally scored in this series, which is huge. That line is awesome, but it seems the guys with the most playoff experience have been stepping up, and that's Forsberg (with 61 playoff goals in his career), Gagne and Knuble. They've been awesome.
And of course, Esche is an oak.