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Elliott stops 23 shots in Salers’ 3-0 victory over Flyers

BUFFALO, New York (AP) – Brian Elliott stopped 23 shots to close the Buffalo Sabers for the second time this season, leading the Philadelphia Kicks to 3-0 on Saturday.

The flyers were boosted by the squad, during which four players returned after spending two weeks in the NHL COVID-19 protocol. Among them was Scott Lotton, who scored an unbeaten goal, becoming 3-0 late in the second half.

Sean Couture’s goals and assists, bringing his tally to five games, in which he has four goals and five assists, and Shane Gostisbeher also scored. Philadelphia improved their seven games to 3-2-2 ելու Closing in January to win for the first time in a row after five wins.

Elliott improved his career to 5-1 this season, raising his career record to 15-2-2 with four breaks against Sabers, including a 3 on January 19. 0 victory with 40 saves.

The Sabers have lost 2-6-1 in their last nine games and have played their second game without senior Jack E. Eichel, who has been ruled out with a low body injury.

Carter Hutton stopped 36 shots, starting with Linus Ullark, who will miss the low body injury he suffered in five months after losing 4-3 away to New Jersey on Thursday.

– The return of Ef Skinner after a series of three-game bench games did not matter. The striker of the 11th year of the second season of the contract worth 72 million dollars during eight years has made only one goal transfer in 15 games this season, and has not scored a goal in 19 games in the last year.

Couturier opened the scoring at 14:22 after teammate Travis Sunheim missed an attempt to clear Henry Ok’s aisle to raise the right boards. Sunheim stepped in the middle, fed Couture in a high hole, from where his shot glanced out of defender Brandon Montur’s glove and tapped Hutton on the left shoulder.

Then the Flyers put the game on the ice in the second round, when Gostisbehere, partially breaking the left,, եց Laughton recorded a difference of 4:21.


Philadelphia’s Jakub Voraczek ար Oscar Lindblom each had three assists in their first game since appearing in COVID-19. Just Astin Brown is back. That leaves Travis Konecny ​​alone as a Flyer, who remains on the COVID-19 list after the team had seven players until February 17.

Buffalo greeted defender Rismus Ristolainen, who missed seven games after a tough COVID-19 bout.


The “Cybers” went from 0 to 3 with the advantage of a man, not to set a goal for a power game only for the fifth time this season. Buffalo came into the game with the NHL’s best energy game score, converting 16 of its 38 chances.


As a basis for Skinner’s benchmarking as a report մեկ One day after mentioning team culture, Sabers coach Ralph Krueger expressed hope that the player could grow from experience.

“Just base this week’s conversations on hard work,” Krueger said. “I hope this is a good small regroup to start the excellent rest of the season for Effie.”

Skinner played on the line alongside Riley Shean and Casey Mittelstadt.


“Leaflet” captain Claude Gir played for himself in the 904th game of his career, one point ahead of Bill Barber երկրորդ in the second place of the team list led by Bobby Clark (1,144 games). Ս Cyber ​​striker Curtis Lazar played in the 300th game of his career.

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On Sunday, the teams finish the series of two games in Buffalo.


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