Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 2

Sunday, April 6, 2014 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Buffalo 21-48-5-4 13-20-4-2 8-28-1-2 L3
Philadelphia 40-29-2-7 24-14-0-2 16-15-2-5 W1

Recap


Flyers 5, Sabres 2: Brayden Schenn scored twice while Vincent Lecavalier and Matt Read each recorded a goal and an assist as host Philadelphia halted its four-game skid (0-2-2).

Defenseman Mark Streit collected three assists for the Flyers, who maintained their two-point lead over Columbus for third place in the Metropolitan Division and climbed within two of the second-place New York Rangers with a game in hand. Steve Mason made 17 saves and notched an assist while Zac Rinaldo tallied before receiving a match penalty for an illegal hit to the head of Buffalo blue-liner Chad Ruhwedel.

Cody Hodgson scored a goal and set up another while defenseman Mike Weber also tallied for the Sabres, who have lost three straight and seven of their last eight (1-6-1). Nathan Lieuwen turned aside 32 shots as Buffalo completed an 0-3-0 road trip.

Read opened the scoring with 6 1/2 minutes left in the first period and Rinaldo beat Lieuwen to the glove side from the top of the left faceoff circle at 7:40 of the second for a 2-0 lead. Schenn deflected Streit's blast from the blue line during a power play with 5:40 remaining in the session and Lecavalier tallied from the right circle 3:38 later, when his shot glanced off Weber's stick.

Hodgson tipped blue-liner Christian Ehrhoff's shot past Mason at 7:26 of the third, but Buffalo was unable to convert again during the five-minute man advantage created by Rinaldo's penalty. Schenn beat Lieuwen from the right circle with 4:50 left to put it out of reach.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Hodgson's goal was his 19th of the season, matching his career high set in 2011-12 with Vancouver and Buffalo. His assist on Weber's tally was his 41st point, also tying his personal best from 2011-12. ... Philadelphia won for just the second time in eight contests (2-4-2). ... The Flyers outscored the Sabres 13-6 in sweeping the three-game season series.

Top Game Performances

Buffalo   Philadelphia
Cody Hodgson 2 Points Mark Streit 3
Cody Hodgson 1 Goals Brayden Schenn 2
Cody Hodgson 1 Assists Mark Streit 3
Cody Hodgson 1 Power Play Goals Brayden Schenn 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Nathan Lieuwen .865 Save Percentage Steve Mason .895
Nathan Lieuwen 32 Saves Steve Mason 17

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Buffalo 19 2 1-6 3-4 8 30
Philadelphia 37 5 1-4 5-6 18 30

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play its next game on the road against Florida. The Flyers have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .487 after a loss.
  • Buffalo will play its next game at home against Detroit. The Sabres have a W/L % of .190 after a win and .298 after a loss.