Sabres Blowout Flyers, Get First Win of 2021
Buffalo flexed their offensive muscles on Monday night.
Score: Sabres 6 | Flyers 1
Shots: BUF - 36 | PHI - 23
Sabres Goals: Curtis Lazar (1, 2), Sam Reinhart (1, 2), Henri Jokiharju (1) and Victor Olofsson (2)
Flyers Goals: Nicolas Aube-Kubel (1)
Minus 1 | Waiting on Tage
In a game where the Buffalo Sabres clobbered the Philadelphia Flyers, one might find it difficult to find a negative.
With that being said, Tage Thompson continues to be missing on the scoresheet.
Thompson played 12:51 and only managed to register one shot. After getting a golden opportunity to start with Taylor Hall and Jack Eichel, Thompson continues to stay off the score sheet in a lesser role.
Plus 1 | Welcome back, offense.
The Buffalo Sabres scored a combined five goals in their first two games against the Washington Capitals.
In tonight’s matchup against the Philadelphia Flyers, the Sabres scored a total of six goals.
An incredibly impressive display of offensive power from an offense that has spent the last two games looking for a spark.
Plus 2 | Double Dipping
Nothing like dueling hat-trick watches on a Monday night on national television, right?
Both Sam Reinhart and Curtis Lazar put home two goals each against the Flyers by midway through the second period.
While neither player ended up scoring that elusive third goal, their combined offensive output was part of a greater cause - getting their first win of the season.
Plus 3 | A New Look First Line
Taylor Hall - Jack Eichel - Sam Reinhart - not much more needs to be said. This line was absolutely electric against the Flyers on Monday night. These three combined for eight points (two goals, six assists) and appears to have helped right the ship offensively.