Ryan Miller, goaltender, does postgame self-analysis when they turn on the cameras. After Game 4 of this Flyers-Sabres series the other night, Miller beat himself up over a goal by the Flyers’ R.J. Umberger that he should have stopped, a third-period goal that was crucial in the Sabres’ 5-4 defeat.
Buffalo Sabres beat his Flyers, 3-0, yesterday to regain control of this first-round playoff series. “It’s not their speed.”
Ken Hitchcock is going nowhere. Flyers chairman Ed Snider was angry yesterday at suggestions by a New York Post hockey columnist that there was growing friction between Hitchcock and general manager Bob Clarke, and that it might lead to Hitchcock’s firing, regardless of what happens in the current playoff series.
Buffalo News web site hasn’t been updated yet today. Hard to believe the Flyers are one game away from being eliminated by a team from such a backwards town.