Buffalo center Tyler Ennis sat dejected, staring down at a half-full equipment bag. Slowly, he picked himself up, leaned forward and began to untape.

Asked for his thoughts on the Sabres' elimination from postseason contention, Ennis stared straight ahead, tousled his sweat-soaked hair, and solemnly said: "Not right now."

Not now. Not in the postseason, either.

With their faint playoff hopes riding at least on wins in their final two games, the Sabres failed to finish a longshot rally that brought them to the brink of the postseason.

Matt Read and Marc-Andre Bourdon each scored third period goals to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 2-1 win Thursday night over Buffalo that eliminated the Sabres.