Briere leading Flyers charge against former team

By John Wawrow

Associated Press

Published: Tuesday, April 19 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT

Buffalo Sabres' Patrick Kaleta looks on during NHL hockey practice in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, April 19, 2011. The Sabres play the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 4 of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoffs hockey series on Wednesday.

David Duprey, Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Philadelphia Flyers center Danny Briere is getting a big kick out of being booed in Buffalo.

If the fans are booing him, then the Sabres former co-captain figures he must be doing something right in helping the Flyers win two straight to secure a 2-1 lead in their NHL first-round playoff series.

Four years after leaving the Sabres to sign with the Flyers in free agency, Briere has become the focus again in Buffalo for his ability to score clutch goals.

After scoring the decisive goal in a 5-4 victory in Game 2 last weekend, Briere sparked a two-goal second period in the Flyers' 4-2 victory Monday.

Game 4 is at Buffalo on Wednesday.

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