Buffalo Sabres v. Philadelphia Flyers - By the Numbers

Another home game, another tough loss to swallow for the Sabres and their fans. The Sabres stormed out to an early 3-0 lead but the Flyers capitalized on a turnover and scored with one second left in the first period. That late goal turned the momentum of the game and the Sabres struggled to recover.

The second period has haunted the Sabres all season and tonight was the same old story. The Flyers scored three unanswered second period goals and took a 4-3 lead. The Flyers momentum seemed to come after Nathan Gerbe was taken into the boards by Marc-Andre Bourdon and Matt Ellis responded by challenging him. Ellis was assessed a minor and a 10 minute misconduct for instigating. The penalty not only meant the Sabres would not have a power play but they would be without Ellis for the remainder of the second period.

With Gerbe unable to return because of the injury and Ellis resigned to watching the rest of the period, the Flyers took control of the game.

The Flyers played an almost flawless third period but Drew Stafford tied the score with only 1:35 remaining to help the Sabres salvage at least one point in what amounted to another epic collapse.

The Stats

Shift Charts

Head-to-Head Ice Time

Corsi/Fenwick Numbers

Scoring Chances - after the jump

Team Period Time Note BUF Opponent
PHI 1 15:40 Van Riemsdyk 9 10 17 21 30 63 21 27 30 41 46 93 5v5
BUF 1 11:18 Hecht 10 17 30 42 55 78 17 24 25 30 43 48 5v5
BUF 1 10:30 Pominville 4 10 26 29 30 55 21 27 30 41 44 93 5v5
BUF 1 10:19 Roy 4 9 26 29 30 81 5 21 27 30 46 93 5v5
BUF 1 9:44 Leino Goal 9 23 30 44 54 72 5 14 24 30 44 5v4
PHI 1 7:34 Giroux 9 24 30 42 44 78 5 19 28 30 44 68 5v5
PHI 1 6:05 Simmonds 10 24 29 30 55 17 28 30 44 68 93 4v5
PHI 1 5:45 Voracek 10 24 29 30 55 17 28 30 44 68 93 4v5
BUF 1 5:17 Roy 9 21 30 44 81 19 21 24 25 30 48 4v5
PHI 1 4:01 Jagr 17 26 29 30 55 81 25 28 30 41 68 93 5v5
BUF 1 1:05 Kassian Goal 17 23 30 44 54 72 24 25 28 30 43 68 5v5
BUF 1 0:23 Vanek Goal 9 10 23 26 29 30 5 27 28 30 44 5v4
PHI 1 0:01 Talbot Goal 10 24 30 37 42 78 21 25 27 30 43 93 5v5
PHI 2 19:31 Voracek 10 17 26 29 30 55 5 21 27 30 44 93 5v5
PHI 2 18:00 Simmonds 10 23 30 63 72 81 17 19 25 28 30 43 5v5
PHI 2 16:25 Van Riemsdyk 10 17 26 29 30 55 5 21 27 30 44 93 5v5
PHI 2 14:43 Read Goal 10 23 30 54 72 81 5 17 24 28 30 44 5v5
PHI 2 5:15 Hartnell Goal 10 23 30 63 78 81 17 19 28 30 43 44 5v5
BUF 2 2:24 Adam 23 30 44 54 72 81 19 28 30 41 46 68 5v5
PHI 2 2:12 Jagr Goal 23 30 44 54 72 81 5 19 28 30 46 68 5v5
PHI 3 12:57 Carle 17 23 26 30 44 54 19 25 28 30 41 68 5v5
BUF 3 3:41 Stafford 9 10 17 21 29 30 5 14 17 24 30 44 5v5
BUF 3 1:35 Stafford Goal 10 17 21 26 29 55 21 25 27 30 41 93 5v5
BUF 3 0:53 Stafford 9 21 24 30 44 63 5 17 19 25 28 30 5v5
PHI 4 2:58 Hartnell 10 17 23 29 30 5 19 25 27 30 4v4
PHI 4 2:23 Giroux Goal 9 10 17 29 30 19 25 28 30 41 4v4

# Player EV PP SH
4 J. FINLEY 10:01 2 0 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
9 D. ROY 18:15 3 3 1:56 2 0 0:37 1 0
10 C. EHRHOFF 24:45 4 9 3:00 1 0 1:33 0 2
17 M. GRAGNANI 19:33 4 7 2:28 0 0 0:02 0 0
21 D. STAFFORD 15:35 3 1 2:28 0 0 0:37 1 0
23 V. LEINO 15:18 2 6 1:58 2 0 0:00 0 0
24 R. REGEHR 18:12 1 2 0:02 0 0 1:31 0 2
26 T. VANEK 18:21 3 4 2:36 1 0 0:00 0 0
29 J. POMINVILLE 19:01 4 5 2:36 1 0 0:51 0 2
30 R. MILLER 55:55 7 13 4:26 2 0 2:00 1 2
37 M. ELLIS 5:09 0 1 0:00 0 0 0:32 0 0
42 N. GERBE 4:10 1 2 0:00 0 0 0:32 0 0
44 A. SEKERA 22:43 3 3 1:24 1 0 0:27 1 0
54 Z. KASSIAN 13:46 2 3 1:50 1 0 0:00 0 0
55 J. HECHT 19:22 3 3 0:00 0 0 0:51 0 2
63 T. ENNIS 16:57 1 3 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
72 L. ADAM 12:37 2 3 1:50 1 0 0:00 0 0
78 C. TROPP 7:34 1 3 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
81 B. MCNABB 17:15 2 5 0:02 0 0 0:27 1 0

Period Totals EV PP 5v3 PP SH 5v3 SH
1 7 6 4 4 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
2 1 6 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 11 15 8 13 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0

Head-to-Head Scoring Chances

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