Final
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Struggling Sabres look to snap slide

Nov 21, 2008 - 11:32 AM Philadelphia (7-6-4) at Buffalo (9-6-3), 7:30 p.m. EST

BUFFALO, New York (Ticker) -- The Buffalo Sabres' fast start is just a distant memory.

Buffalo hopes to snap a three-game losing streak when it hosts the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday.

After winning their first four games and starting 6-0-1, the Sabres have three wins in their last 11 contests.

Thomas Vanek tallied twice - bringing his team-leading total to 15 goals - and added an assist in the first 12:37 Wednesday, but Buffalo ended up losing, 7-4, at Boston.

Defense has been a problem lately for the Sabres, who have allowed 18 goals in the last three games. Goaltender Ryan Miller surrendered all seven on 20 shots in the loss to Boston and has allowed 22 over his last five starts. The struggles come on the heels of back-to-back shutouts.

The Flyers are 3-0-1 in their last four and are coming off a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers on Sunday.

Simon Gagne had a goal and two assists and Mike Knuble had a goal and one assist for the Flyers, who are averaging 3.41 goals per game.

Buffalo won three of the four meetings last season.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHILADELPHIA 1 0 2 3
    BUFFALO 0 0 0 0 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PHI - SCOTT HARTNELL 5 (SIMON GAGNE, ANDREW ALBERTS) 19:02
    2ND PRD: NONE
    3RD PRD: PHI - JEFF CARTER 12 (UNASSISTED) 8:19
    PHI - (EN) JEFF CARTER 13 (ANDREAS NODL, KIMMO TIMONEN)
    19:00
    POWER-PLAY CONVERSIONS: PHI - 0 O

    Nov 21 10:00 PM


  • NHL
    PHILADELPHIA 3
    BUFFALO 0
    3RD PRD: PHI - (EN) JEFF CARTER 13 (UNASSISTED) 19:00

    Flyers 3, Sabres 0  3rd - 1:00Nov 21 9:58 PM


  • NHL
    PHILADELPHIA 2
    BUFFALO 0
    3RD PRD: PHI - JEFF CARTER 12 (JOSH GRATTON) 8:19

    Flyers 2, Sabres 0  3rd - 11:41Nov 21 9:40 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHILADELPHIA 1 0 1
    BUFFALO 0 0 0 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PHI - SCOTT HARTNELL 5 (SIMON GAGNE, ANDREW ALBERTS) 19:02
    2ND PRD: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHI 6 11 17
    BUF 12 13 25
    GOALIES: PHI -

    Nov 21 9:06 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHILADELPHIA 1 1
    BUFFALO 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PHI - SCOTT HARTNELL 5 (UNASSISTED) 19:02
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHI 6 6
    BUF 12 12
    GOALIES: PHI - MARTIN BIRON
    BUF - RYAN MILLER

    Nov 21 8:13 PM


  • NHL
    PHILADELPHIA 1
    BUFFALO 0
    1ST PRD: PHI - SCOTT HARTNELL 5 (UNASSISTED) 19:02

    Flyers 1, Sabres 0  1st - 0:58Nov 21 8:12 PM