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Flyers 3, Sabres 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

Associated Press

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Flyers 3, Sabres 1
Buffalo Sabres 1, Philadelphia Flyers 3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Nikolay Zherdev and James van Riemsdyk scored power-play goals in the second period and the Philadelphia Flyers held on to beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-1 on Friday night.

Blair Betts added an empty-netter for the Flyers (5-1-1) with 38 seconds left and Brian Boucher stopped 32 shots.

Derek Roy scored on a 2-on-1 at 17 seconds of the third period for the Sabres (3-2-0).

Zherdev scored 1:14 into the second, taking a pass from Claude Giroux and sending a shot that trickled through Sabres goalie Ryan Miller's legs.

Van Riemsdyk made it 2-0 more than 6 minutes later as he beat a defender to a rebound of a shot by Matt Carle and pushed it past Miller's glove side.

Philadelphia entered the game 0 for 18 on the power play.

The Flyers play the Sabres in Buffalo on Sunday for their final preseason game, then open the regular season in Pittsburgh on Oct. 7. Buffalo begins the next day at Ottawa.

NOTES: Zherdev changed the spelling of his first name, asking the team to use a "y" at the end, rather than the "i" that was used for his first five seasons.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
01:14
PHI
PPG - Nikolay Zherdev (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Claude Giroux (1), Kimmo Timonen (1)
1 - 0 PHI
07:43
PHI
PPG - James van Riemsdyk (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Matthew Carle (1), Jeff Carter (1)
2 - 0 PHI
3rd Period
00:17
BUF
Derek Roy (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Drew Stafford (1), Mark Parrish (1)
2 - 1 PHI
19:22
PHI
EN - Blair Betts (1) Snap shot - ASST: Jeff Carter (2)
3 - 1 PHI
penalty summary
1st Period
02:18
PHI
Darroll Powe  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Derek Roy
05:07
BUF
Ryan Miller served by Zack Kassian  Delaying Game-Puck over glass  - 2 min
06:29
BUF
Rob Niedermayer  Hooking  - 2 min against  Scott Hartnell
09:25
PHI
Braydon Coburn  Hooking  - 2 min against  Tyler Ennis
18:48
PHI
Nikolay Zherdev  Roughing  - 2 min against  Nathan Gerbe
18:48
BUF
Nathan Gerbe  Slashing  - 2 min against  Nikolay Zherdev
19:35
BUF
Drew Stafford  Hooking  - 2 min against  Claude Giroux
2nd Period
00:55
BUF
Nathan Gerbe  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Nikolay Zherdev
07:26
BUF
Shaone Morrisonn  Tripping  - 2 min against  Mike Richards
3rd Period
01:11
BUF
Michael Grier served by Mark Parrish  Unsportsmanlike conduct  - 2 min
01:11
BUF
Michael Grier  Misconduct (10 min)  - 10 min
04:57
PHI
Matthew Carle  Tripping  - 2 min against  Drew Stafford
05:49
PHI
Andreas Nodl  Hooking  - 2 min against  Tyler Ennis
12:12
PHI
Daniel Carcillo  Tripping  - 2 min against  Steve Montador
18:32
PHI
Nikolay Zherdev  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Derek Roy
18:32
BUF
Derek Roy  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Nikolay Zherdev
goalie stats
Ryan Miller
SA: 25TOI: 59:08
GA: 2SV%: .920
Brian Boucher
Brian Boucher
SA: 33TOI: 59:57
GA: 1SV%: .970