The Philadelphia Flyers got off to a bit of a rocky start this season but have since been on a roll, winning 5 out of their last 6 games. The Buffalo Sabres, on the other hand, are continuing their run of bad luck and have again lost 4 out of their last 6 games.
Buffalo went into Philadelphia already as the underdogs due to the Flyers superb play over the last month. Buffalo has made some big lineup changes over the last week and they have been hoping these changes would be for the better, but they are unfortunately still stuck in a losing slump.
Buffalo, for the second game in a row, was able to get on the scoreboard first with a power play goal from Tyler Myers with less than two minutes left in the first period. This would be, however, the second game in a row where their first goal was their only goal. Buffalo did manage to hold off a 5-3 disadvantage and did not allow the Flyers very many chances.
The second period was all Philadelphia in terms of both goals and shots, as they went 19-7 over Buffalo. Matt Read scored both of the Flyers second period goals to get his 5th and 6th goals of the season. Buffalo again had a 5-3 disadvantage but was able to hold them from getting any power play goals during that span.
Newcomer to the Flyers, Vincent Lecavalier scored his 8th of the season on the power play to give the Flyers a 3-1 advantage. Buffalo had some unsuccessful attempts at trying to get back into this game but again fell short. An empty net goal with less than a minute left secured the 4-1 win for the Flyers.
Buffalo returns home to take on Detroit on Sunday and Philadelphia host the New York Islanders on Saturday.