Lazar, Reinhart power Sabres past Flyers for first win of season


PHILADELPHIA — Curtis Lazar and Sam Reinhart each scored two goals for the Buffalo Sabres in their first win of the season, 6-1 against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on Monday.

Jack Eichel and Taylor Hall each had three assists for Buffalo (1-2-0), and Carter Hutton made 21 saves.

Nicolas Aube-Kubel scored late in the third period for Philadelphia (2-1-0), and Brian Elliott made 13 saves in relief of Carter Hart, who was pulled in the second period after allowing four goals on 22 shots.

Lazar gave the Sabres a 1-0 lead at 15:52 of the first period when he scored on a backhand.

Reinhart scored a power-play goal to put the Sabers ahead 2-0 at 3:35 of the second period. He made it 3-0 with a goal on a shot from the slot at 6:28.

Lazar made it 4-0 at 8:09 of the second when Riley Sheahan was first on the rebound of a Brandon Montour shot and passed the puck between his skates through the crease to Lazar at the left post. Elliott replaced Hart after the goal.

Henri Jokiharju made it 5-0 at 10:47 of the third when his shot from the left boards went in off the skate of defenseman Erik Gustafsson.

Aube-Kubel scored at 17:55 to make it 5-1.

Victor Olofsson scored a power-play goal for the Sabres at 18:49 to make it 6-1.

Sabres goalie Linus Ullmark missed the game because of personal reasons. Jonas Johansson was recalled from the taxi squad to back up Hutton.

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