BUFFALO - The day began for the Flyers with a Mystery Daily Double: 1) Who would play goaltender and, 2) Would Chris Pronger take the ice for the first time in the series?
The correct responses, as we now know, are: 1) Everyone, and 2) Sort of.
It was a limited role for Pronger in the Flyers' Game 6 victory over the Sabres, only five shifts, all on the power play. He took two shots, one of which missed the net. His total ice time was 4 minutes, 33 seconds.
Along the way, Pronger was called for a slashing penalty while fencing with Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers in the crease in the first period. He was in the penalty box for the Sabres' third goal. Still, in general, a moribund power play looked better with him in the game. Pronger was on the ice for the Flyers' third power-play goal of the series, by Danny Briere in the second period.