Jeff Skinner and Rasmus Asplund scored 25 seconds apart late in the third period to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 5-3 come-from-behind win against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Sunday.
Skinner crashed the net at 16:57 to tie the game 3-3 and Asplund put the Sabres ahead 4-3 at 17:22.
Shayne Gostisbehere and Joel Farabee each had a goal and an assist, and Carter Hart made 26 saves for the Flyers (19-16-6).
Linus Ullmark made 40 saves for the Sabres (10-25-6).
Oskar Lindblom gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead when Gostisbehere’s shot from the left wall hit Lindblom in front before going off Ullmark’s skate and in at 11:36 of the first period.
Farabee pushed in the loose rebound of his own shot on the power play to make it 2-0 at 14:14.
Sam Reinhart cut it to 2-1 from the low slot at 3:56 of the second period.
Arttu Ruotsalainen tied it 2-2 with his first NHL goal 46 seconds later, with a top-corner one-timer from the right circle at 4:42.
Gostisbehere, uncovered in the slot, put the Flyers ahead 3-2 at 3:47 of the third period.
Skinner’s tying goal went in off his skate and was upheld after a video review. Asplund broke the tie when he put in a rebound 25 seconds later.
Casey Mittelstadt scored into an empty net with 24 seconds remaining for the 5-3 final.