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Overtime was needed for both of Fridays games, and the Sabres and Predators wont complain about the results. PHILADELPHIA-BUFFALOSabres rookie Tyler Ennis scored a pair of goals, including the OT winner and played 18:27, a total that he surpassed once in the last three months.  With Buffalo losing Jason Pominville to what appeared to be a laceration on his leg, Ennis will be counted on even more going forward. After the Sabres built up a 3-0 lead on some questionable -- okay, awful -- goals against Flyers goaltender Brian Boucher, the tide turned once the Flyers turned to Michael Leighton in net. Its not as though Leighton had to be terrific, as the Flyers climbed back into the game outshooting the Sabres 15-5 in the second period, but the momentum turned in favour of Philadelphia after the goaltending change.  Leighton, who led the Flyers to the Stanley Cup final last year, played in one regular season game for Philadelphia this season as he recovered from back surgery and then was stuck in the American Hockey League.  To his credit, Leighton played well in the AHL, posting a .926 save percentage in 30 games; is it possible that he would be Philadelphias starter in Game Six? My love affair with Marc-Andre Gragnani continues, as he scored a goal, giving him five points in five games in the series.  Its nice to get contributions from unusual sources during a playoff run, but Gragnani isnt just contributing, hes the Sabres leading scorer. Buffalos regular-season leading scorer, Thomas Vanek, played just 13:47 in regulation, tied Drew Stafford for the Sabres lead with five shots on goal and scored once. Flyers defenceman Andrej Meszaros contributed a goal and an assist, while leading all skaters with 28:40 of ice time. Philadelphia didnt have a lot of faith in those at the bottom of the lineup, as minor-league havoc-wreaker Zac Rinaldo played a grand total of 1:56 and defenceman Danny Syvret saw the ice for just 2:59. Philadelphia, missing Jeff Carter and Chris Pronger, now heads to Buffalo hoping to avoid elimination in Game Six.  To have some chance, theyll need to guess right on which goaltender will give them a fighting chance against Ryan Miller, who stopped 36 of 39 Flyers shots Friday.  ANAHEIM-NASHVILLEChecking forward Jerred Smithson, who has 35 goals in 474 career regular season games and one in 24 previous postseason contests, scored the OT winner for the Predators; an unlikely hero. It might seem equally unlikely that Jordin Tootoo would be the offensive creator responsible for setting up the winning goal, but it should be noted that Tootoo finished the regular season on a bit of a roll, with seven points in the last seven games - a different dimension to his game, to be sure. The overtime heroics were made possible by a tying goal from Predators defenceman Shea Weber on a snapshot from the point through a screen to tie the game with 35.3 seconds left in regulation time, a fitting result in some ways because the Predators outshot the Ducks 19-9 in the third period and overtime. Losing wasted a couple of big efforts for the Ducks.  Jason Blake scored a pair of goals, rather efficient production in his 12:05 of ice time. Also, Ducks winger Bobby Ryan scored the goal of the playoffs, twice beating Predators centre David Legwand, who had lost his stick, before finishing with a backhand deke on Pekka Rinne.  It will be on highlight reels for years to come but, ultimately, isnt so rewarding when it comes in a losing effort. Predators winger Joel Ward scored his third goal of the series, shortly after Ryans performance, and played 20:48 Friday, a total he surpassed twice all season. For the first time in franchise history, the Predators won a Game Five and now return home looking to eliminate the Ducks from the postseason.  It wont be easy but, as Jimmy Dugan opined in A League of Their Own, the hard is what makes it great.  Scott Cullen can be reached at Scott.Cullen@bellmedia.ca and followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tsnscottcullen. For more, check out TSN Fantasy on Facebook. www.jerseysbengals.com/Jersey-Jermaine-Gresham.htm . It wasnt a blueprint to win now. Still, new owner Jim Crane didnt think it would be this bad. The Astros have shed almost $40 million from their opening day roster and have a payroll of just $21.3 million as of last week. Nine players on other teams will make more than that by themselves this season, led by Alex Rodriguez ($30 million). www.jerseysbengals.com/Jersey-Dane-Sanzenbacher.htm . -- The Chicago Bears reached the Super Bowl under coach Lovie Smith and consistently boasted a formidable defence. http://www.jerseysbengals.com/Jersey-Kevin-Zeitler.htm . -- It was another tough outing for Brett Cecil. www.jerseysbengals.com/Jersey-Andy-Dalton.htm . And Tigers coach Dabo Swinney thinks this is only the beginning. Chandler Catanzaro kicked a 37-yard field goal as time expired to give No. 14 Clemson a wild 25-24 win over No. www.jerseysbengals.com/Jersey-Jeromy-Miles.htm . It could also persuade the England international to end his drawn-out contract stand-off with the club, further boosting Arsenals hopes of a brighter future.The Colorado Avalanche, rolling along with a 10-1 record, traded a winger who had spent the season on their first line, in exchange for a veteran checker. Numbers Game looks at the Steve Downie-Maxime Talbot trade. The Flyers Get: RW Steve Downie. Downie, 26, missed nearly all of last season after suffering a torn ACL in the second game of the season, but hes proven to be healthy this year, playing 16:43 per game through the first 11 games of the season, contributing one goal, seven points and a plus-4 rating for the Avalanche. While those numbers look like a positive start to the season for Downie, digging deeper can reveal some reason to have more modest expectations. For one thing, while Downie has fine possession stats, it wouldnt be right to ignore the contributions of Matt Duchene, especially since Duchene drives play more consistently and has been one of the leagues top players early in the season. Downie does offer a rare blend of talent and ability to wreak havoc on the ice. From 2009-2010 through 2011-2012, there were three players to score 40 goals and register at least 400 penalty minutes: Downie, Steve Ott and Scott Hartnell, who is going to be Downies teammate in Philadelphia. Returning to Philadelphia, where Downie played 38 games before he was traded early in the 2008 season, certainly puts Downie in a top-nine role, but theres going to be competition for playing time among the other Flyers wingers. Based on Philadelphias line combinations last game, it would be easy enough to slot Downie in for rookie Michael Raffl, alongside Claude Giroux and Vincent Lecavalier on the top line, but Scott Hartnell, Wayne Simmonds, Jakub Voracek and Matt Read are among those competing for ice time on the wings and its easy enough to see how Downie could still end up playing in a third-line role for the Flyers. If he does end up playing with Giroux and Lecavalier, that is a good opportunity for Downie to put up points, maybe even challenge his career-high 46 points that he had with Tampa Bay in 2009-2010. Downie, who comes with a cap hit of $2.65-million, will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. Given the Flyers depth up front, they dont have to make a commitment to anything long-term but, given the Flyers history when it comes to handing out contracts, who would be surprised to see Downie land a multi-year extension? The Avalanche Get: LW Max Talbot.dddddddddddd. Talbot is a 29-year-old who has surprisingly strong puck possession numbers, even though he played a decidedly defensive role -- C Sean Couturier was the only non-fourth-liner with a higher percentage of defensive zone starts for the Flyers this season. Talbot scored a career-high 19 goals and 34 points for Philadelphia in 2011-2012, but dropped to 10 points in 35 games last season and has two points in 11 games this year. Hes not a gifted offensive player but, with the Avalanche, he doesnt have to be. Talbot can slide into a third-line role and be the defensive conscience on the wing with rookie centre Nathan MacKinnon. Part of Talbots appeal, in addition to championship experience gained in Pittsburghs 2009 Stanley Cup win, is that he has versatility and can play centre as well as either wing. The immediate beneficiary in the Colorado lineup is PA Parenteau, who had already moved up to skate on right wing with Duchene and Ryan OReilly in practice this week. Parenteau and Duchene played together for the most part last season, so there is a familiarity there and Parenteau upgrades the skill level of the trio. Talbot is under contract for two more years, after the current season, at a cap hit of $1.75-million, though his actual salary over the final two years totals $2.25-million, so he comes at something of a bargain relative to his cap hit. In total, Downie is likely to make more of an impact than Talbot, but theres no guarantee where that contribution will be happening beyond this season, so there is some asset management at work here for the Avalanche. While the Flyers might be confident that Downie will be part of their future, its possible that the Avalanche werent so assured. If thats the case, securing the services of a reliable veteran, who has 39 points in 77 career playoff games, who is under contract for a few more seasons may provide long-term value that helps mitigate the potential loss incurred by trading away a younger, more skilled player. Scott Cullen can be reached at Scott.Cullen@bellmedia.ca and followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tsnscottcullen. For more, check out TSN Fantasy on Facebook. cheap jerseys ' ' ' 
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