Sabres are Blown Away by Philadelphia, 6-3

Sabres are Blown Away by Philadelphia, 6-3

If the Buffalo Sabres were looking to make any headway in their climb into a playoff position it was going to have to begin against the Philadelphia Flyers Tuesday night on home ice. The Sabres had just suffered a heartbreaking loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins two days prior. Unfortunately, they fell short again.

The Flyers Matt Read opened the scoring at 4:34 of the first with his 8th of the season. Then at 15:25 Evander Kane tied the game on the powerplay with his 24th from Rasmus Ristolainen and Jack Eichel. Philadelphia claimed the one goal lead once again when Radko Gudas picked up his 4th of the season just under five minutes into the second frame.

Again, Buffalo would climb back to tie the game at 7:14 of the period on Jack Eichel’s 17th from Ryan O’Reilly. Then at 13:48 of the period the Flyers broke the tie once again when Jordan Weal scored his 2nd of the season.

Philadelphia made it 4-2 with just under two minutes to play in the second as Claude Giroux picked up his 13th of the season. Then at 2:45 of the third Chris VandeVelde scored his 13th to make it 5-2. Travis Knoecny scored his 8th at 5:21 to make it 6-2 Flyers.

The Sabres were able to get on the board once more when Jack Eichel scored his 18th from Cody Franson and Evander Kane at 14:50. However, that’s as close as the Sabres could get on this night.

The Sabres next action will be Friday night where they will begin a home and home series with the Columbus Blue Jackets that will begin in Ohio and end Saturday night in Buffalo, New York. Both games are at 7:00 p.m.


Jack Eichel’s 17th to make it 2-2

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