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Slap Shots: Flyers vs Sabres

There really is no place like home, huh?

The Philadelphia Flyers were back in action on Thursday night against the Buffalo Sabres. It was all Flyers in this one, scoring three goals in five minutes. Mikhail Vorobyev opened things up, James van Riemsdyk added a gritty goal of his own, and Matt Niskanen would later get one of his own on the power play off a beautiful pass from Kevin Hayes.

The punches didn’t stop as Ivan Provorov scored quickly on the power play, seconds into going on the man advantage. Not even a minute later, Tyler Pitlick finished off a rebound to make it 5-0. JVR added his second of the night after trying to make a pass to Sean Couturier, but his pass went off a Buffalo defender and in to put the Flyers up 6-0.

The downside of the night came with less than 10 minutes in regulations as Carter Hart’s shutout came to an end. Victor Olofsson tipped a shot in on the power play. Hart wasn’t tested much in this one, but he continued his strong stretch of hockey to help the Flyers win at home again.

They return to action on Saturday in Ottawa to face the Senators.