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Happy Friday, everyone! The war between Buffalo and Philadelphia continues into Game Five tonight, with the winner taking a choke-hold on the series. In honor of this momentous game, we have more links than you can shake a stick at.

NOTEBOOK: MILLER TIME - Buffalo Sabres
It was a goaltending performance that likely will not be soon forgotten in Western New York.

Sabres Ruff Thinks Flyers Are Whiners - WGR 550
"I just feel that they're doing a lot of whining. I didn't hear any whining when they had ten power plays in Philly and I didn't hear any whining when the power plays in the first game were lopsided, but all of a sudden there's all this whining that we're getting away with murder, that's a bunch of crap."

Carter likely out, Pronger maybe, Sabres vs. Flyers gets nasty - Puck Daddy
A nice big preview full of juicy quotes for tonight's game.

Both Tylers need to stand tall for Sabres - The Buffalo News
Believe it or not, Tyler Myers has always been mean.

Buffalo Sabres use playoff beards to honor late star Rick Martin - Puck Daddy 
What's behind this odd playoff grooming trend? It's a tribute, to one of the franchise's most beloved players, who tragically lost his life earlier this year. 

Another look at the Flyers' five-minute penalty kill in Game 4 - Broad Street Hockey
Travis gives a nice analysis of the worst power play of the season for Buffalo.

The Hard Way - The Goose's Roost
Don't try to make excuses for Kaleta and his dirty plays, revel in it. Also, Ryan Miller is hockey's Han Solo.

More Sabres Links:

Miller earns the affection of his fans - The Buffalo News
Miller's performance was reminiscent of another former Sabres great who was recently brought home by new owner Terry Pegula: Dominik Hasek.

Kaleta proves his worth as perpetual pest - The Buffalo News
Patrick Kaleta, well, you might say he's a player of an entirely different sort for the Buffalo Sabres. He's a punk, a pest, a pain in the you know what. Really, that's a compliment of the highest order.

War of words becomes a whine tasting - The Buffalo News
The gist of the response issued by Sabres coach Lindy Ruff on Thursday morning: Grow up.

Sabres Twitter Chat BINGO: Special Game Five Edition! - buffalo74
Bingo is back!

"Daniel" parody song - Hometown 1230 WECK
Nick Mendola cooks up a solid Danny Briere parody song.

4/21 Recap: Kassian nets winner as Spits pull even - SabresProspects.com
Zack Kassian (+2) scored the game winning goal Thursday as Windsor evened the OHL Western Conference Final at one game apiece.

 

NHL News:

Ducks' Ruutu suspended for one game - NHL.com
Ruutu's suspension will be served tomorrow night (April 22) when the Ducks host the Predators in Game Five of the series.

Video: Andrew Ference celebrates by giving Habs fans the finger - Puck Daddy
In case you ever wondered about the amount of bad blood between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens in their Stanley Cup Playoffs first-round series, defenseman Andrew Ference provided the photographic evidence in Game 4 on Thursday night.

Kaberle not working out with the Bruins - The Globe and Mail
Boston may opt not to keep defenceman when he becomes a free agent this summer.

Why Phoenix Coyotes were eliminated from 2011 NHL playoffs - SI.com
Even at playoff time, it was hard to separate off-ice business from on-ice action in the Detroit-Phoenix series.

Focused Capitals poised for deep playoff run - THN
This year's Washington Capitals are a different breed. Instead of folding at the first sign of adversity, this team is battling through.

Glavine trying to save the Thrashers - The Globe and Mail
Former star pitcher wants to keep NHL team in Atlanta.