National Hockey League
Philadelphia 3, Buffalo 1
When: 7:00 PM ET, Saturday, March 7, 2020
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Referees: Garrett Rank, Justin St. Pierre
Linesmen: Jonny Murray, Libor Suchanek
Attendance: 19781

Claude Giroux scored two goals, Joel Farabee added one goal and the red-hot Philadelphia Flyers extended their winning streak to nine with a 3-1 win over the visiting Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.

Jakub Voracek and Travis Sanheim each assisted on both of Giroux's goals as the Flyers improved to 25-5-4 at home.

Flyers goaltender Carter Hart made 38 saves.

The Flyers scored at least three goals for the 14th consecutive game and won nine straight for the first time since 2016.

Dominik Kahun scored the lone goal for the skidding Sabres, who dropped their sixth in a row.

Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton stopped 21 shots.

Buffalo failed to score on its first power play and the Flyers had a number of scoring chances but couldn't capitalize on a pair of power plays midway through the first period, either.

Jack Eichel nearly scored at 16:59 when his shot was denied by Hart from point-blank range in front of the net as the Sabres dominated much of the first period, outshooting the hosts 13-4 in the frame.

Philadelphia's Nicolas Aube-Kubel, who has a five-game point streak, came close to snapping the scoreless game when he received a pass and fired a wrist shot at 6:03 of the second. But Hutton was able to make a last-second pad save.

Giroux put the Flyers ahead 1-0 at 10:04 of the second when he stopped the puck with his skate and sent a backhand shot past Hutton.

The Sabres tied the game at 1 when Kahun was wide open in front and easily scored at 16:54.

Giroux recorded his second goal of the game and the 21st of the season when he received a pass from Voracek and gave the Flyers a 2-1 advantage at 9:28 of the third. Voracek added his 10th assist in the last five games.

The Sabres received two more power plays late in the third yet couldn't score, extending their frustrating streak to 0-for-17.

Philadelphia then took advantage as Farabee stole the puck off Hutton's stick and scored the games' final goal at 14:49.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Buffalo   Philadelphia
Dominik Kahun 1 Points Claude Giroux 2
Dominik Kahun 1 Goals Claude Giroux 2
Marcus Johansson 1 Assists Travis Sanheim 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Carter Hutton .875 Save Percentage Carter Hart .974
Carter Hutton 21 Saves Carter Hart 38
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Buffalo 39 1 0-4 3-3 6 19
Philadelphia 24 3 0-3 4-4 8 31
Upcoming Games
  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Boston. The Flyers have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • Buffalo will play their next game at home against Washington. The Sabres have a W/L % of .467 after a win and .395 after a loss.