B.Schenn ties it late, Flyers salvage a point in 4-3 OT loss to Sabres on Daniel Briere night

Updated: October 27, 2015 at 11:12 pm by Brady Trettenero

Brayden Schenn scored his second goal of the game late in regulation, but the Philadelphia Flyers dropped a 4-3 overtime decision to the Buffalo Sabres Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center.

After a ridiculous save from Sabres’ goaltender Chad Johnson on Scott Laughton in overtime, Zemgus Girgensons was sprung for a breakaway in the other direction.

Girgensons slipped the puck between the legs of Steve Mason to give the Sabres their first win in three games.

Schenn scored twice, while Chris VandeVelde also scored for the Flyers, who rallied from one-goal deficits on two separate occasions.

Tyler Ennis, Jamie McGinn and Jake McCabe also scored for the Sabres, who got a 30-save performance from Chad Johnson.

Steve Mason got the call in goal for the Flyers, turning away 36 of 40 shots.

The Flyers didn’t get off to a very good start, as goals from Ennis and McGinn had the Sabres up 2-0 midway through the first period

Philadelphia was outshot 11-7 in the opening frame, but VandeVelde was able to get the Flyers on the board with his first tally of the season 14:20 into the period.

VandeVelde took a pass from Ryan White at the top of the circle and snapped a shot that went off the glove of Sabres’ goaltender and into the net, bringing the Flyers within one.

Brayden Schenn tied the game early in the third period after a great drive from Scoot Laughton. Laughton used his speed to take the puck to the net and fire it cross-ice to Schenn, who banged it home.

After McCabe put the Sabres up 3-2, Schenn scored again with 53 seconds left in regulation. Claude Giroux took the shots that was redirected by Schenn past Johnson to force overtime.

Flyers, who were outshot 40-33 on the night,  fall to 4-2-2 on the season.

Daniel Briere was honored before the game with a video tribute and ceremonial puck drop. The playoff performer finished his NHL career with 307 goals and 696 points in 973 games.

Key Stats/ Takeaways

  • Pierre-Edouard Bellemare suffered a lower-body injury in the first period. He did not return
  • Luke Schenn collected two assists in his return to the lineup. He now has points in consecutive games
  • Mark Streit picked up an assist, extending his point streak to three games
  • The win by the Sabres was just their first on the road all season
  • Jakub Voracek fired a game-high six shots on goal, but is still searching for his first goal of the season
  • With an assist, Scott Laughton extended his point streak to three games
  • Michael Raffl was in the lineup Tuesday after collapsing on the bench during a game Saturday. He fired one shot on goal and had two hits in 17:05 of ice time
  • Sean Couturier missed his second straight game. The 22-year-old said he sustained a concussion on a hit from the Boston Bruins forward Zac Rinaldo on Oct. 21, but is feeling better

The Highlight Reel

(The best Flyers GIFS from the game)

Claude Giroux having some fun

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Tyler Ennis with a beauty for Buffalo

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Vandevelde gets his first

Giggling on the bench

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Laughton to Schenn

B.Schenn ties the game late

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Chad Johnson saves the game in OT. Ridiculous.

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#PlayBoldly

(The best tweets sent out during the game)

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Perfect timing

Down 2-1 early

Honoring him the right way

Tfw you tie the game in the final minute

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Capture This

(The best photos from the game)

Danny Briere night

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VandeVelde gets his first

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The Wayne Train

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 Giroux vs. Eichel

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Schennsational

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