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History lesson

It's been widely reported the Sabres are 0-5 in the playoffs when trailing a series, 2-1, and the Flyers are 18-3 when leading by that count. But here's a deeper stat that shows the rugged path the Sabres are up against: They have only won three series in their history when trailing at any point. 

1976: Lost opener of best-of-three at St. Louis. Won series, 2-1
1997: Trailed first-round series, 3-2, vs. Ottawa. Won series, 4-3
1999: Lost second-round opener at Boston. Won series, 4-2. 

---Mike Harrington


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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Buffalo Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and can vouch that exposed flesh freezes instantly when walking in downtown Winnipeg in January.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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