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Flyers trump Sabres in a physical match-up



Flyers trump Sabres in a physical match-up

Hockey fans filled the Wells Fargo Center with orange and black as the Philadelphia Flyers prepared to take on the Buffalo Sabres. The match-up ended with the Flyers defeating the Sabres 4-1, with most of the points coming later in the game.

It began with sloppy play from both sides, leading to a scoreless first period. There were also many penalties that could have been avoided, but everything spiced during the second period.

The first goal of the game was scored by Buffalo center Ryan O’Reilley in the first two minutes of the second period. Flyers defender Shayne Gostisbehere recorded a goal of his own two minutes after the Sabres’ goal.

The rest of the game would be in the hands of the Philadelphia Flyers.

Following the goal by Gostisbehere, Sean Couturier followed with a goal almost eight minutes into the game to top off the scoring for the second period.

Sabres’ players got physical in the third period, throwing punches and playing more aggressive throughout the period. Despite their efforts, the Sabres were unable to stop the Flyers.

In the final two minutes of the game, the Sabres pulled goalie Robin Lehner, which lead to two more goals scored by Couturier and Ivan Provorov. The two scored goals within 30 seconds of each other, ending the game 4-1 in favor of the Flyers.

Flyers players took all three spots as the Stars of the Game. Gostisbehere led the scoring, making him the No. 1 star with Couturier and O’Reilly following behind him.

The Flyers won their last two games at home against the New York Islanders and the St. Louis Blues. Their next game will be on the road against the second-best team in the Metropolitan Division, the New Jersey Devils, on Saturday.