Closed door meetings often fall short of expectation. Apparently, somebody ordered coffee with a side of reality for this meeting.

The Philadelphia Flyers returned to winning ways, beating the Buffalo Sabres Sunday. The Flyers capped off a difficult week with the victory, after losing to New York and Pittsburgh earlier.

The first period began with a Sabre penalty. Robyn Regehr scuffled to the box with a twp minute minor for High-sticking Jakub Voracek. On the power play, Simon Gagne sniped a wrist shot 32ft out, and the Flyers ended their seven unanswered goals streak.

This game revolved around the Flyers’ execution. On another power play later in the first period, Max Talbot mimicked Simon Gagne’s goal, scoring from 35 ft out. The Sabres’ Brian Flynn halved the lead, and the Flyers led 2-1 into intermission.

Straight into the second, Claude Giroux netted the game-winning goal for his team. Giroux scored on a stationary wrist shot, and the Flyers stood up 3-1. The Sabres would score once more in the third period, but Philadelphia held. Ilya Bryzgalov returned to form, namely by making a late-game save with 11 ticks left.

Philadelphia improved to 12-14-1, and will play the Devils Wednesday, 7:30 PM at the Prudential Center.

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