Sabres Get Their First Win of the Season

After losing their first two games of the season to the Washington Capitals, the Buffalo Sabres needed a win badly and they did just that last night as they defeated the Philadelphia Flyers by a final score of 6-1. In this article, I will give you a recap of the game.

First Period

Takeaways after Sabres flatten Flyers, chase Carter Hart

The Sabres controlled the game from the start and the shots determined that. Buffalo had the shot advantage as they outshot the Flyers 11-4 in the opening frame. Their hard work paid off when Curtis Lazar opened up the scoring with a beautiful backhander. I have no idea how he scored but you can check out the goal below.

Second Period

Lazar, Reinhart power Sabres past Flyers for first win of season

When the second period came around, that is when Buffalo really took full control of the game. Last game against Washington, Buffalo had five power plays. With all of the talent they have, you would think they would score at least once. That did not happen and they went 0/5 against the Capitals. They would get a power play in the first few minutes of the period and the power play unit finally capitalized as Sam Reinhart received a great pass from Taylor Hall and scored from a weird angle, putting up the Sabres by two.

Just a few minutes later, Hall would find Reinhart once again to make it a 3-0 game.

Shortly after that, Lazar would get his second of the night to make it 4-0 Sabres.

Third Period

Without Sean Couturier, Philadelphia Flyers fall to Buffalo Sabres 6-1 - 6abc Philadelphia

Around the halfway point of the third period, Henri Jokiharju would make it 5-0 Sabres as he shot the puck and it deflected off of a Flyers player. Philadelphia would finally get their first goal of the game thanks to Nicolas-Aube Kubel to make it 5-1. However, that wouldn’t last long as Victor Olofsson would make it 6-1 and that’s how the game would end. Buffalo really showed they were the better team and it led to a win.

Final thoughts

If you’re a Sabres fan, you have to be very impressed with the team. In the second game against the Capitals, they played very well but a turnover led to giving up a goal which ultimately costed them the game. The Flyers are no joke either and forced Carter Hart to get pulled from the game. It’s a quick turnaround for Buffalo as they will take on Philadelphia once again tonight with puck drop just after 7pm. I expect the Flyers to play angry and the Sabres need to be ready if they want to get their second win of the season.

-Zach Jezioro (@ZachJezioro_13)

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