Sabres Give Away Lead, Fall 4-3 in OT

October 25, 2016 - 3:42 pm
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Up 3-0 entering the 3rd period, the Sabres gave up three straight power play goals to the Flyers. Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek both scored in the shootout for the 4-3 Philadelphia win. Playing in his first game of the season, Anders Nilsson made 38 saves in the loss.

Scoring
  • Buffalo struck with two quick goals at the start of the 2nd period, first from Tyler Ennis, a redirection of Zemgus Girgensons' shot on Michal Neuvirth. The Sabres found the net 1:50 later on Matt Moulson's power play goal, his 3rd of the season.
  • Moulson's 2nd power play goal of the evening came later in the 2nd, a shot that snuck under Neuvirth's blocker, for the 3-0 Sabres lead.
  • Travis Konecny's 1st career goal put the Flyers on the board for the first time, a power play goal at 4:30 of the 3rd.
  • The Flyers pulled even with two power play goals late in regulation, the first coming courtesy of Brayden Schenn followed by Mark Streit's game-tying goal 1:05 later. Streit's tally was reviewed for goaltender interference, but the on-ice call stood.
Game Notes
  • Anders Nilsson kept Matt Read out of the net in the 1st period, extending his right pad for an impressive early save.
  • Moulson's 4 power play goals lead the league. Tuesday's game marked Moulson's first two-goal game since 12/11/14 vs. Calgary.
  • Ennis' goal marked his first since 10/27/15 at Philadelphia.
  • Buffalo was outshot 19-5 in the 3rd period.
1st Period
Goals

None

Penalties
10:24 - PHI - Sean Couturier (2 min., high sticking)

2nd Period
Goals

2:06 - BUF - Tyler Ennis (1) (Zemgus Girgensons, Cody Franson)
3:56 - BUF - Matt Moulson (3) (PPG) (Ryan O'Reilly)
15:43 - BUF - Matt Moulson (4) (PPG) (Kyle Okposo, Rasmus Ristolainen)

Penalties
3:50 - PHI - Claude Giroux (2 min., boarding)
8;27 - BUF - Rasmus Ristolainen (2 min., cross checking)
14:18 - PHI - Shayne Gostisbehere (2 min., hooking)
17:40 - PHI - Travis Konecny (2 min., delay of game)

3rd Period
Goals

4:30 - PHI - Travis Konecny (1) (PPG) (Mark Streit, Ivan Provorov)
17:04 - PHI - Brayden Schenn (1) (PPG) (Mark Streit, Claude Giroux)
18:09 - PHI - Mark Streit (2) (PPG) (Claude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds)

Penalties
2:55 - BUF - Hudson Fasching (2 min., tripping)
16:40 - BUF - Dmitry Kulikov (2 min., charging)
17:33 - BUF - Sam Reinhart (2 min., high sticking)

Overtime
Goals

None

Penalties
None

Shootout
PHI - Nick Cousins - MISS
BUF - Ryan O'Reilly - MISS
PHI - Claude Giroux - GOAL
BUF - Kyle Okposo - MISS
PHI - Jakub Voracek - GOAL

Goaltending
BUF - Anders Nilsson (38 saves, 41 shots)
PHI - Steve Mason (8 saves, 8 shots)
PHI - Michal Neuvirth (14 saves, 17 shots)

Power Plays
BUF - 2 of 4
PHI - 3 of 4

Postgame Audio
Dan Bylsma



Matt Moulson
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