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Giroux’s OT Goal Lifts Flyers Over Sabres 5-4

BUFFALO, N.Y. (CBS) — Claude Giroux scored 2:27 into overtime for the Philadelphia Flyers, who overcame a three-goal, first-period deficit and beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-4 on Wednesday night.

Rookie Matt Read, Scott Hartnell, and Jaromir Jagr scored in the second period, and Maxime Talbot added goals for Philadelphia, which led 4-3 in the third.

The Flyers (16-7-3) scored four times on 10 shots bridging the first and second periods after falling behind 3-0 to win their third straight.

Philadelphia also climbed out of a three-goal hole on Friday at Anaheim and won on another overtime goal by Giroux, who added three assists against the Sabres. Ilya Bryzgalov made 20 saves.

Zack Kassian had a goal and an assist, and Ville Leino, Thomas Vanek, and Drew Stafford also scored for the Sabres (14-11-2), who have lost three of four.

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  • grumpy

    Thank goodness for the Flyers and the Phillies!

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