Wednesday, March 31, 2021. 9:56 PM
(Update : Wednesday, March 31, 2021. 10:44 PM)
BUFFALO, NY - Linus Ullmark stopped 31 shots and the Buffalo Sabers ended an 18-game losing streak to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-1 on Wednesday night.
Defenseman Rasmus Dahlin was the first off the bench when the last siren sounded and he led the line-up to Ullmark, as the Sabers ended the longest streak in 17 years.
It was the Sabers’ first victory since February 23 and they went on to go 0-15-3. The losing streak was the 14th longest in NHL history and the worst since that of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2003-04 season.
The Buffalo Troops also curbed their home losing streak to 11 (0-9-2), just one off the team record set in the 1990-91 season. The Sabers hadn’t won in their arena since January 30.
Steven Fogarty scored his first NHL career goal and added an assist. Brandon Montour hit the target twice as Sam Reinhart, Curtis Lazar and Casey Mittelstadt added one goal each for the Sabers.
Ivan Provorov was the only Flyers player to defeat Ullmark’s vigilance. Brian Elliott was kicked out of the game after allowing four goals on 16 shots.
Two days ago, the Sabers had spoiled a three-goal lead against the same Flyers, who won 4-3.
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