Brayden Schenn scored twice and Mark Streit added three assists as the Flyers ripped the Sabres on Sunday 5-2. Zac Rinaldo was tossed from the game after elbowing Chad Ruhwedel in the side of the head.
The Flyers jumped out to the lead when Matt Read banged home a rebound at 13:30 of the first. Mark Streit's shot rang off the post and Read was there for the follow up, putting Philadelphia ahead 1-0. Rinaldo scored for the first time since January 8th to make it 2-0 in the second period, a one-timer that beat Nathan Lieuwen glove-side.
Schenn found the net on the power play, capitalizing on the second of Jamie McBain's back-to-back penalties. Later in the period, Vincent Lecavalier's wristshot deflected off Mike Weber's stick and into the net, giving the Flyers a 4-0 advantage after two periods.
Rinaldo was slapped with a match penalty early in the third after lunging and elbowing Chad Ruhwedel in the side of the head. The penalty earned Rinaldo a game misconduct and gave Buffalo a five-minute power play, during which Cody Hodgson took advantage. Hodgson got the Sabres on the board for the first time, redirecting a Christian Ehrhoff shot past Mason. Schenn's second of the evening put Philadelphia ahead by four and Mike Weber potted his first of the year with a little over two minutes remaining to make it 5-2.
Lieuwen finished 32 saves while Steve Mason faced only 19 shots, stopping 17 of them. The Sabres return home on Tuesday to face the Detroit Red Wings at 7 p.m. Hear the call on WGR 550 and the Buffalo Sabres Radio Network.
13:30 - PHI - Matt Read (21) (Mark Streit)
3:33 - BUF - Christian Ehrhoff (2 min., slashing)
8:17 - PHI - Zac Rinaldo (2 min., goaltender interference)
18:30 - BUF - Johan Larsson (2 min., interference)
19:50 - PHI - Sean Couturier (2 min., interference)
7:40 - PHI - Zac Rinaldo (2) (Matt Read, Mark Streit)
14:20 - PHI - Brayden Schenn (19) (PPG) (Mark Streit, Vincent Lecavalier)
17:58 - PHI - Vincent Lecavalier (19) (Jakub Voracek, Steve Mason)
10:20 - BUF - Jamie McBain (2 min., interference)
12:57 - BUF - Jamie McBain (2 min., tripping)
15:16 - PHI - Zac Rinaldo (2 min., charging)
19:14 - PHI - Zac Rinaldo (2 min., tripping)
7:26 - BUF - Cody Hodgson (19) (PPG) (Christian Ehrhoff, Tyler Myers)
15:10 - PHI - Brayden Schenn (20) (Wayne Simmonds)
17:48 - BUF - Mike Weber (1) (Cody Hodgson, Matt D'Agostini)
4:29 - PHI - Zac Rinaldo (10 min. match penalty for deliberate injury)
BUF - Nathan Lieuwen (32 saves, 37 shots)
PHI - Steve Mason (17 saves, 19 shots)
BUF - 1 of 6
PHI - 1 of 4
1.) PHI - Brayden Schenn (2 G, 0 A)
2.) PHI - Mark Streit (0 G, 3 A)
3.) PHI - Matt Read (1 G, 1 A)