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Sabres pick up first win of the season in Philadelphia

The Buffalo Sabres came out strong Monday night and didn’t take their foot off the pedal in their 6-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center.

Buffalo picked up its first win of the 2020-21 season with a convincing road victory that saw Sam Reinhart and Curtis Lazar each score twice and Carter Hutton make 21 saves in net. Henri Jokiharju and Victor Olofsson also netted ones for Buffalo.

The Sabres rebounded from their opening series loss to the Capitals in a big way. Their three-goal second period set the stage for a convincing victory.

Reinhart, who was questionable entering the game with a lower-body injury, skated 18:38 on a line with Jack Eichel and Taylor Hall. Eichel and Hall each recorded three assists.

Nicolas Aube-Kubel spoiled Hutton’s shutout bid when he scored the Flyers’ only goal with 2:05 remaining in regulation.

Carter Hart made 18 saves on 22 shots for Philadelphia before he was replaced by Brian Elliott midway through the second period.