In the waning seconds of regulation, Vincent Lecavalier rifled home a wrist shot to give the Philadelphia Flyers the 4-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center on Tuesday night.
Despite allowing four goals, Jhonas Enroth played a great game in net for Buffalo and made several Miller-like saves. Enroth made 29 saves on the night while Steve Mason stopped 16 out of 19 shots for the Flyers.
In a rare turn of events, the Sabres actually scored first in the game to take the lead. Cody Hodgson made a great move in front of Steve Mason and tucked it away for his ninth goal of the year. Matt D’Agostini assisted on the play for his 100th career point.
Enroth held the Flyers scoreless in the first which included this sprawling blocker save:
Philadelphia finally got on the board early in the second period with a powerplay goal. At 1:40, Jakub Voracek beat Enroth glove-side with a one-timer. Wayne Simmonds and Scott Hartnell assisted on the play.
It would not be until the third period for Buffalo to regain the lead. Steve Ott made a beautiful feed to Matt D’Agostini breaking to the net that allowed him to poke it home. Hodgson also assisted on the goal.
The Flyers would rally late in the game to tie it up and eventually take the lead. Brayden Schenn scored at 13:28 with assists from Hartnell and Meszaros. Enroth was out of position on the right post allowing Schenn a shot at a wide open net.
Less than two minutes later, Philadelphia took their first lead of the night on the powerplay. Already with two points on the night, Scott Hartnell scored to put his team ahead at 15:53.
The Sabres would answer less than a minute later with a goal from Tyler Ennis. At 16:47, Ennis put a wrist shot past Mason to tie the game back up. Unfortunately for Buffalo, it would not be enough to hold of the Flyers. With 15 seconds left in Regulation, Vincent Lecavalier took a wrist shot from the point that found its way past Enroth.
The Sabres travel across the border tomorrow to take on the Toronto Maple Leafs.