BUFFALO, NY – embarrassment Brandon Mandor Wednesday night the buffalo sabers turned to relief.
The Sabers completed their 18-game slide, the longest in the NHL in 17 years, beating the Philadelphia Flyers 6-1. Instead of wasting a 3-0 third-time lead, the Buffalo put it off by scoring the final four goals, as they did during the 4-3 extra time loss to the Flyers on Monday.
Montor blocked the uprising by scoring short arm goals at 37-second intervals, in the first empty net.
“It’s a tough stretch. You never want to miss it, especially the streak we were on. Everyone was talking about it,” the defenseman said. “Tonight, thankfully we all played together and won. This is good for everyone.
It was the Buffalo’s first win since a 4-1 win over New Jersey on February 23, and ended 0-15-3. This decline is the 14th longest in the league, and the worst since the Pittsburgh Penguins had a 0-17-1 extension in the 2003-04 season.
Sabers also broke a short-term 0-9-2 home slide to match an owner record in the 1990-91 season. Buffalo won for the third time at home, beating the Devils 4-3 on 30 January.
Linus Ulmark He stopped 31 shots and was greeted by a long line of sabers at the helm Rasmus Dahlin, After the final horn sounded in an arena without fans. Steven Focardi He scored his first career goal and added an assist.
Dan Granado, the first interim coach to take charge after a winning streak following the sacking of Ralph Krueger on March 17, said the buffalo could extend his playoff drought for the 10th year in a row with NHL record-matching.
“There’s no doubt it’s important to put the streak behind (us) so everyone can move forward. But we had to stop it altogether,” Granado said.
Buffalo Sam Reinhardt And Curtis Lazar Except for 2:27 in the opening period. After Philadelphia Ivan Provorov Scored 3:50 in the second period, the buffalo responded by closing the period with goals from Focardi Casey Mittalstad.
Mittalstadt’s goal, a gentleman Brian Elliott After allowing four goals in 16 shots, through the legs, the Flyers chased the goalie.
The Flyers, who have won the series for the first time in a month, are down 6-10-1 in the last 17. The decline ranked fifth in the Eastern Division.
“Whatever it is, we have to turn the page,” he said Sean Couture, Looking forward to the next enemy of the Flyers. “It’s an embarrassing loss, but here’s a big game against the islanders. We need to make sure we’re ready to get both points.”
Elliott, who stopped 29 shots on Monday and has already covered the buffalo twice this season, is down 17-3-2 in his career against the Sabers.
With Carter Hart Third-year starter trained to see if he can shake a seasonal fungus — only pushed to duty, Alex Leon He finished the game for the Flyers at the first appearance of the season. He made nine saves in 10 shots.
The buffalo comes from a series of games in which it failed to end the drought. On Saturday in Boston, the Sabers took a two-goal lead in a 3-2 defeat to Bruin. Then there was the meltdown on Monday, in which Couturier tied the game at 1:29 to the left, and Provorov sealed it for more than 42 seconds.
This time, even after Provorov was shot from the left outside Montor, or beaten 11-0 in the second to nine minutes, the Sabers developed their lead stick.
Focardi hit the second shot of the buffalo frame after being set alone at 9:42.
After what happened on Monday, Mandur agreed to wait until the final horn sounds.
“You’re obviously in the back of your mind, but that game (Monday) is over and you have to wash it off,” Montor said. “But it’s good to hear zero there, and good to win.”
Mandur set a record among NHL defenders in scoring consecutive short arm goals. The 37-second interval is at an overall 12th speed.
Reinhardt opened the scoring at 9:32 when his shot from the right circle landed on the Flyers defense. Justin Brown. Lazar changed it to 2-0 after Brown’s shot was blocked from the blue line Riley Sheehan.
GOSTISBEHERE is still here
Flyers were placed Shane Ghostsphere On their taxi team after the regular defenseman had previously removed the discount. Coach Alain Vignild said the team had taken action to free up space to allow it to move forward Oscar Lindblom And Nolan Patrick To get the much-needed rest.
Flyers used free space to call forward Connor Pannaman And Carson Dwarinsky From the taxi team.
Rookie Center Dylan Cossans He is expected to miss a week following an injury to his upper body on Monday. Defenseman Jacob Bryson There were two assists when he returned after missing a game with an upper body injury.
Flyers: Saturday in New York Islanders.
Sabers: Open two games series on Thursday against the New York Rangers.
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