BUFFALO — The Buffalo Sabres got their first win in 19 games, defeating the Philadelphia Flyers 6-1 at KeyBank Center on Wednesday.
The Sabres, who allowed four straight goals in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Flyers here Monday, were 0-15-3 since Feb. 23 and set the NHL shootout-era record with 18 games without a win. The shootout was implemented in the 2005-06 season, eliminating ties.
Sabres coach Don Granato got his first NHL win and his first since replacing Ralph Krueger on March 17. Buffalo’s last win was 4-1 at the New Jersey Devils on Feb. 23.
Steven Fogarty scored his first NHL goal and had an assist, and Brandon Montour scored two shorthanded goals for the Sabres (7-23-5). Linus Ullmark made 31 saves.
Ivan Provorov scored, and Brian Elliott allowed four goals on 16 shots for the Flyers (17-14-4) before being replaced by Alex Lyon, who made nine saves.
Sam Reinhart put the Sabres ahead 1-0 from the right face-off circle at 9:32 of the first period. Curtis Lazar made it 2-0 on a one-timer from the low slot at 11:59.
Provorov’s point shot went in off Montour to cut it to 2-1 at 3:50 of the second period.
Fogarty scored from in front to make it 3-1 at 9:42. Casey Mittelstadt pushed the lead to 4-1 from the right circle at 15:39. Elliott was pulled after the goal.
Montour scored shorthanded into an empty net at 14:53 of the third period to make it 5-1. He scored again 37 seconds later on the same penalty, with Lyon back in the net, at 15:30 for the 6-1 final.
Lazar left the game with 54 seconds remaining in the second period.