Peyton Krebs, Tage Thompson and Jeff Skinner each scored a pair of goals to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 6-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday at KeyBank Center.
Krebs’ goals were the first of his NHL career.
Thompson’s two power-play goals put Buffalo in the lead late in the first period and they held on from there.
Skinner tied a career-high with three points and now has 10 points (7+3) in his last nine games.
With a pair of assists, Alex Tuch has 10 points (3+7) in nine games since joining the Sabres, including a point in each of his last four contests (2+4).
Michael Houser was steady in net for Buffalo, turning aside 30-of-33 shots he faced.
Rasmus Ristolainen and Claude Giroux – with two goals – scored for the Flyers. Martin Jones stopped just four-of-eight shots before being replaced by Carter Hart during the first period. Hart finished with 14 saves.
Buffalo’s power play was 3-for-4, and the penalty kill went 4-for-5.
The Sabres get a couple days off before they begin a four-game road trip Tuesday night in Ottawa against the Senators.
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