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This Day in Buffalo Sports History: A second win

   May 22, 1975 -- The Sabres' home games against the Philadelphia Flyers in the NHL finals were rather eventful for the most part. This is the one that was merely a good hockey game.

   The Sabres, who had skated through the fog to beat the Flyers in Game Three, only needed a couple of fog breaks to win Game Four, 4-2, before a happy crowd in Memorial Auditorium.

   Gerry Desjardins was a little better than Bernie Parent in goal. Buffalo's Desjardins made 23 saves on shots.

   Philadelphia had a 2-1 lead through 30 minutes of play. Then Buffalo bounced back. Gil Perreault tied the game on the power play, and Jim Lorentz added the winner late in the second

   From there, Buffalo hung on in a tight checking third period that saw only 12 shots taken by the two teams combined. Danny Gare ended the suspense with an empty netter.

   That win by the Sabres tied the series at two games each. But that was it for Buffalo, which lost the next two and the Cup.

--- Budd Bailey


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Budd Bailey

Budd Bailey

Budd Bailey has served in a variety of roles in Buffalo sports in the past 35 years, including reporter, talk-show host, baseball announcer, public relations staffer and author. He covers the Bandits and running for The News when not working as an editor.