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Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 2
When: 7:00 PM ET, Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Referees: Frederic L'Ecuyer, Jon McIsaac
Linesmen: Travis Gawryletz, Kiel Murchison
Attendance: 18466

Oskar Lindblom, Jakub Voracek, James van Riemsdyk, Travis Sanheim and Claude Giroux each scored a goal to lead the host Philadelphia Flyers past the Buffalo Sabres 5-2 on Tuesday.

Giroux also added an assist as the Flyers earned their fifth straight win over the Sabres in Philadelphia.

Goaltender Brian Elliott made 34 saves as the Flyers won their second in a row.

Jack Eichel and Casey Mittelstadt each scored one goal for the Sabres.

Buffalo goaltender Carter Hutton stopped 40 shots.

The Flyers went ahead 1-0 at 2:48 of the first period when Lindblom scored on a nifty wrist shot.

Voracek gave the Flyers a 2-0 advantage at 7:52 with his 17th goal of the season.

The Sabres soon were awarded a power play, and Eichel recorded his 22nd goal at 12:08 to slice the lead in half.

Buffalo was outshot 19-6 in the first but only trailed by one goal.

Jeff Skinner nearly tied the score for the Sabres at 11:54 of the second, but Elliott made a sprawling save and deflected a booming shot into the stands.

The Flyers soon took advantage and went ahead 3-1 when van Riemsdyk redirected Robert Hagg's shot past Hutton at 15:13. It was van Riemsdyk's fourth goal in the past seven games.

Mittelstadt got the Sabres within 3-2 at 17:53 when he tapped home a pass in front from Evan Rodrigues.

The Flyers came out aggressive in the third and went ahead 4-2 just 46 seconds into the period as Sanheim scored his sixth goal of the season. Sean Couturier picked up the lone assist on the goal, his 34th of the season and the 200th of his career.

Elliott then made difficult saves against Rasmus Dahlin and Skinner to maintain the two-goal lead.

Giroux sealed the win with an empty-net goal at 17:05.

Ryan Hartman, who was acquired from Nashville before the trade deadline Monday for Wayne Simmonds, was active for the Flyers with a team-high four shots on goal.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Buffalo   Philadelphia
Jack Eichel 1 Points Claude Giroux 2
Jack Eichel 1 Goals Claude Giroux 1
Rasmus Dahlin 1 Assists Claude Giroux 1
Jack Eichel 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Carter Hutton .909 Save Percentage Brian Elliott .944
Carter Hutton 40 Saves Brian Elliott 34
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Buffalo 36 2 1-3 2-2 10 21
Philadelphia 45 5 0-2 2-3 12 32
Upcoming Games
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Columbus. The Flyers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .455 after a loss.
  • Buffalo will play their next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Sabres have a W/L % of .433 after a win and .485 after a loss.