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Flyers end four-game skid with 5-2 win over Sabres

Apr 6, 2014, 10:20 PM EDT

Philadelphia got a much needed 5-2 win against the Buffalo Sabres tonight to end the Flyers’ four-game losing streak.

Brayden Schenn led the charge with two goals, including the game-winner in the second period and his 20th of the season late in the third.

The player with the most eventful night though was Philadelphia’s Zac Rinaldo. He scored his second goal of 2013-14, but ended up with three minor penalties before getting booted for hitting Buffalo’s Chad Ruhwedel in the head.

Rinaldo might get suspended for his actions and the ensuing power play ended goaltender Steve Mason‘s shutout bid with 12:34 left in regulation.

Philadelphia has firmed its hold on third place in the Metropolitan Division by creating a two-point gap between them and the Columbus Blue Jackets. Both teams have four games left and the Flyers control the tiebreaker (wins minus shootout victories).

  1. phillyphanatic77 - Apr 6, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    Thank you Flyers for coming to play for 60 minutes. Yes it was Buffalo but this team needed goals and a convincing win to build confidence and they got exactly that. At no point was this game in doubt. Just gotta keep up this kind of effort. And beating non-playoff teams is a necessity.

    Up until Rinaldo’s idiotic elbow, he and that line had looked great. BSchenn was solid, as were MacDonald and Streit. It’s nice to see the team taking the offensive load off the first line/Giroux. Keep it up boys.

    • broadstreetsbaddest88 - Apr 7, 2014 at 2:01 AM

      Yeah it was good to see that second line goin, they’ve been stail together as a line lately. Now with Vinny gettin goin he’s complementing that line as a center. I hope this keeps it up cause its capable of being a great line again. I did like Vinny on that fourth line makin it easy for the flyers roll with 4 scoring lines but Vinny on the second will perform alot better with more capable line mates. I would love to see them bring up Jason akeson and slot him on that third line rw for a few games and have raffl center the fourth again like he did so well. Akeson has looked real good in the phantoms and has put up 61 points in like 70 games and deserves a shot up again. I really like what I’ve seen in him

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