Score: Sabres 4, Flyers 3, OT
How it happened: Buffalo scored two goals from below the goal line in the first 4 minutes, bouncing each off Brian Boucher, who was replaced by Michael Leighton after a third first-period goal, this one on the power play. The Flyers dominated the second period with 15 shots to Buffalo's 5, scoring two goals in the span of 1:45 before tying it early in the third.
Tyler Ennis scored off a rebound 5:31 into overtime.
Heroes: Danny Briere extracted his revenge on Ryan Miller, who stopped him cold from just about the same spot to the goaltender's left in Game 4. This time, Briere got Miller moving and lifted it past him. A nod to Michael Leighton, who pitched in beautifully in relief.
Goats: The Flyers actually had the better of the early going before Boucher allowed two soft goals. That quieted the sellout Wells Fargo Center crowd and made the whole first period seem like the home team was skating with clouded visors. Missed passes, pucks shooting past sticks in the crease - but the Flyers kept at it.
Did you notice: Kris Versteeg's work on the Flyers' second and third goals? Andrej Meszaros got the second goal on a blistering shot that Buffalo goaltender Ryan Miller never saw. He never saw it because of the dogged work done by Versteeg in front of the net, swirling around and gaining position around two larger Sabres defensemen. Versteeg was also the reason the puck was in Buffalo's zone as he passed the puck to himself and around a Sabre as he crossed the blueline. Versteeg crashed hard to keep a dumped puck in the zone on the third goal, allowing Mike Richards to get to it and feed Briere in front of the net.
Powerless: The Flyers were 0-for-6 on the power play and are now 2-for-27 in this series.
Game 6 suspense: Whom do you start tomorrow? Do you return to Brian Boucher, who played so well in Games 2 and 3? Leighton, who (nearly) saved your bacon last night? Or do you return to Game 1 starter Sergei Bobrovsky, who allowed just one goal before his disastrous start in Game 2?