One from the vault

The Flyers and Sabres built up quite a history in the late 1990s, thanks to four yearly regular-season meetings and four playoff matchups (1995, 1997-98, 2000). Tensions often flared up into that thing which Commissioner Bettman hates the most, and the entertainment value between these two skilled clubs escalated. The genesis of this simmering discord between the teams can be traced to a late-season game at the old Aud in Buffalo in 1996. The Flyers are up by two late in the second period, and Matthew Barnaby decides to interject himself into a scuffle in a rather unusual manner. When …