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Would you call it a... GRITTY win?

Postgame 1/19

Buffalo Sabres v Philadelphia Flyers Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images

Breathe in. Breathe out.

Ahh, that was a relieving win.

I really didn’t want to be mad at them, and they came through.

The Philadelphia Flyers rebounded from Monday’s embarrassing loss with a 3-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres at the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday night.

The Flyers collected their fifth and sixth points in the standings on the back of Brian Elliott’s 40-save shutout, and Travis Konecny’s clutch breakaway goal late in the second period, to improve their record to 3-1-0 for the season.

All is not well on Broad Street however, as Phil Myers (6:04 TOI) and Morgan Frost (8:18 TOI) each exited the game with injuries and require further evaluation.

But the challenge of a short bench added to Philly’s desperation, already missing Sean Couturier and wanting to put the previous night’s blowout loss behind them, and the Flyers delivered a character win.

Philadelphia was still heavily outshot (40-30), went scoreless on two power plays, mustering only two shot on the man advantage, but the overall play appeared much tighter than for much of the first three games.

There are areas of concern, but a .750 points-percentage is a pretty damn good start.