Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 4

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 16-7-2-1 6-4-1-1 10-3-1-0 W3
Buffalo 14-11-1-1 6-8-1-1 8-3-0-0 L1


Claude Giroux capped a four-point night by converting a breakaway at 2:37 of overtime as the Philadelphia Flyers skated to a 5-4 road triumph over the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday.

Giroux intercepted defenseman Marc-Andre Gragnani's ill-advised pass in the neutral zone before beating Ryan Miller between the pads. With a goal and three assists, Giroux moved past Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Phil Kessel for the NHL lead with 36 points.

Jaromir Jagr, Max Talbot, rookie Matt Read and Scott Hartnell also scored for Philadelphia, which erased a three-goal deficit for the second time in five days. The Flyers scored four unanswered goals in Friday's victory over the Anaheim Ducks.

Ilya Bryzgalov overcame a shaky start to turn aside 20 shots and improve to 8-1-1 in his last 10 decisions.

With 1:35 remaining in the third period, Drew Stafford leveled the contest at 4-4 after accepting a centering feed and wristing a shot just under the crossbar for his first goal since Nov. 4.

Rookie Zack Kassian collected a goal and an assist and former Flyer Ville Leino and Thomas Vanek scored on the power play for Buffalo, which fell to 2-4-2 in its last eight games.

Top Game Performances

Philadelphia   Buffalo
Claude Giroux 4 Points Zach Kassian 2
Claude Giroux 1 Goals Zach Kassian 1
Claude Giroux 3 Assists Jason Pominville 2
N/A Power Play Goals Ville Leino 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ilya Bryzgalov .833 Save Percentage Ryan Miller .853
Ilya Bryzgalov 20 Saves Ryan Miller 29

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Philadelphia 34 5 0-1 2-4 20 33
Buffalo 24 4 2-4 1-1 24 27

Upcoming Games

  • Buffalo will play its next game at home against Florida. The Sabres have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .615 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play its next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Flyers have a W/L % of .533 after a win and .727 after a loss.
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