The Buffalo Sabres (29-31-8) losers of six straight came into the Wells Fargo to battle the hottest team in the National Hockey League in the Philadelphia Flyers (41-20-7).
Philly started off sluggishly but had enough to get the best of their visitors. Claude Giroux supplied two tallies and Joel Farabee chipped in with a solo. Jake Voracek stayed hot and assisted on the two Giroux goals. The assists gave the winger 10 assists in his last five games.
Giroux had a picturesque goal on his second. The Voracek pass was slightly elevated but the Captain batted it past Sabre netminder, Carter Hutton. This gave the Flyguys a 2-1 lead they would not surrender.
Philadelphia moves to an astounding 25-5-4 on their home ice. They are tied for first in the Metropolitan Division with the Washington Ovechkin’s. 21-year-old Carter Hart stole the game for Philadelphia stopping 38 of 39 Buffalo shots.
Hart improves his Wells Fargo record to an outstanding, 20-2-2. Hutton faced 24 Flyers shots, stopping 21.
Buffalo reunited the line of Jeff Skinner, Jack Eichel, and Sam Reinhart. The trio was not able to make any difference in the outcome.
Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.
Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.
A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.