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Sabres look to hold Flyers winless in regular season series

The Philadelphia Flyers face off against the Buffalo Sabres in their second game of the back-to-back at Wells Fargo Center.

Philadelphia again had a strong first period, and lead 2-0 at one point in Saturday’s loss. Buffalo would come out to strong-arm the Flyers for four goals in the second period, a pattern that has shown itself over the most recent stretch of games. One good takeaway from the second period could be that Travis Konecny popped up on the scoresheet again to score his 14th of the year, aiding Noah Cates to his first assist in the league.

The Flyers shockingly hold a 0-2-0 record against the Sabres this year, and they look to erase that donut for tonight’s matchup.

PHI Record: 22-41-11, 57 pts, 8th in Metropolitan

BUF Record: 28-38-11, 67pts, 6th in Atlantic

When: 5:00PM ET

Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA

PHI Goalie: Felix Sandström

BUF Goalie: Dustin Tokarski

PHI Projected Lines:

#25 James van Riemsdyk – #13 Kevin Hayes – #74 Owen Tippett

#23 Oskar Lindblom – #21 Scott Laughton – #11 Travis Konecny

#86 Joel Farabee – #48 Morgan Frost – #46 Bobby Brink

#49 Noah Cates – #44 Nate Thompson – #17 Zack MacEwen

#9 Ivan Provorov – #54 Egor Zamula

#6 Travis Sanheim – #8 Kevin Connauton

#3 Keith Yandle – #47 Ronnie Attard

#32 Felix Sandström

#35 Martin Jones

BUF Projected Lines:

#53 Jeff Skinner – #72 Tage Thompson – #71 Victor Olofsson

#74 Rasmus Asplund – #24 Dylan Cozens – #21 Kyle Okposo

#19 Peyton Krebs – #37 Casey Mittelstadt – #89 Alex Tuch

#96 Anders Bjork – #28 Zemgus Girgensons – #29 Vinnie Hinostroza

#78 Jacob Bryson – #26 Rasmus Dahlin

#25 Owen Power – #10 Henri Jokiharju

#23 Mattias Samuelsson – #45 Casey Fitzgerald

#31 Dustin Tokarski

#41 Craig Anderson

Last Game PHI: 4-3 L at Sabres

Last Game BUF: 4-3 W vs Flyers

Broadcast Info: TV – NBC Sports Philadelphia, ESPN+, Radio – 97.5 The Fanatic

News and Notes:

– The Flyers are looking to avoid their 5th straight loss.

– If the Kraken beat the Senators tomorrow night, the Flyers will be one point out of the 3rd pick should Philadelphia lose in regulation tonight.

– Noah Cates got his first NHL assist on Travis Konecny’s goal last night in the second period.

– Bobby Brink has looked relatively comfortable in the NHL, which is a huge plus for the organization’s future.

Injuries:

PHI – Ryan Ellis (lower-body), Sean Couturier (back), Nick Seeler (lower-body), Carter Hart (lower-body), Cam Atkinson (lower-body), Rasmus Ristolainen (upper-body), Cam York (lower-body), Patrick Brown (upper-body)

BUF – Cody Eakin (undisclosed), Malcolm Subban (upper-body), Drake Caggiula (upper-body)

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