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PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Flyers picked up their defence and their drive to snap their losing streak. [url=]Josh Jones Youth Jersey[/url] . Playing the lowly Buffalo Sabres helped, too. Brayden Schenn scored two goals, and the Flyers broke a four-game skid with a 5-2 win over Buffalo on Sunday night. Philadelphia, 0-2-2 in its previous four games, maintained third place in the Metropolitan Division -- two points ahead of Columbus -- by winning for the second time in eight games (2-4-2). With four games remaining, the Flyers trail the second-place New York Rangers by two points, but have a game in hand. "Our intensity was up and guys were skating and working right away in the game," Philadelphia coach Craig Berube said. "It was important for the confidence level just to get guys spirits back up." The Flyers hadnt played poorly during the losing streak, which included two defeats to Boston and one to St. Louis. The Bruins and Blues lead their respective conferences. Schenn, Vincent Lecavalier and Zac Rinaldo scored second-period goals to put Philadelphia ahead 4-0. Matt Read also scored and Mark Streit had three assists. "I thought we played a solid team game, defence-first mentality," Schenn said. "Two points is key. We just have to worry about ourselves and worry about the two points each night." Cory Hodgson and Mike Weber scored third-period goals for Buffalo, which lost its sixth straight road game and fell to 2-13-1 in its last 16 overall. The Sabres, assured of finishing with the fewest points in the NHL, have scored eight goals during their road skid. Buffalo, already missing 10 players due to injuries, might have lost another as Chad Ruhwedel sustained a concussion on a third-period hit by Rinaldo, who was given a match penalty for the blow to Ruhwedels head. "Theres no big brother for them," Buffalo coach Ted Nolan said of his inexperienced players. "They have to sink or swim, and certain games like this, its going to catch up to us." Rinaldo, who entered with a team-high 137 penalty minutes, racked up 16 on Sunday and could face an NHL suspension. "I had a lot of speed going at him. I put my shoulder down, and as he shot the puck my shoulder hit him clearly," Rinaldo said. "Proof is in the pudding right there. I shouldnt have done it. Theres no need for it. Were up 4-0, but its part of the game. "That always happens with me. I get on a good streak and then something bad always happens. I try not to think about it too much." Read got Philadelphia on the board 6 1/2 minutes into the game by scoring on a rebound. After Buffalos Cory Conacher turned the puck over, Streit fired a slap shot that caromed off the post to the slot, where a wide-open Read unleashed a wrister past rookie goalie Nathan Lieuwen. "As soon as (Read) got that goal, it gave us a boost and we started scoring goals," Schenn said. The Flyers turned the game into a rout with three second-period goals. Rinaldo, known more for pesky play than scoring, netted his second goal of the season when his wrist shot went off Lieuwens glove and trickled over the line to make it 2-0 with 12:20 left. Schenn deflected in Streits slap shot on the power play with 5:40 remaining, snapping the Flyers 0-for-12 skid on the man-advantage and stretching the lead to three goals. Lecavalier then put a shot above Lieuwens right shoulder just over 1 1/2 minutes later from the top of the right circle. Mason earned an assist on the goal for his first point of the season and seventh of his eight-year career. Schenn scored his second goal with 4:50 left in the game when he fired a wrist shot past Lieuwens glove. Lieuwen, making his fifth career start, had 32 saves. "When you have an experienced team in front of an inexperienced goaltender, theres positions where you cover up for the mistakes," Nolan said. "They dont have to get shots from all over. Its one of those situations where it is what it is, and theyre getting a lot of work." NOTES: The Sabres were without wingers Drew Stafford (33 points) and Chris Stewart (26), who entered ranked third and fifth in team scoring. Also out were Buffalos top two goalies, Jhonas Enroth and Michal Neuvirth. ... Philadelphia swept the season series 3-0 and won its fifth straight at home against Buffalo and eighth in 10 games overall. ... Flyers RW Steve Downie (lower body) missed his eighth straight game. ... Philadelphia will next play at lowly Florida on Tuesday and then face Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh, which have both clinched post-season berths, on the road before Sundays home finale against Carolina. ... Webers goal was his first in 64 games this season. [url=]Jamaal Williams Packers Jersey[/url] .com) - Minnesota Vikings fans would surely concede Teddy Bridgewater is not Peyton Manning. [url=]Montravius Adams Womens Jersey[/url] . 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Thursdays 4-3 overtime loss to Ottawa kicked off a five-game homestand with a second straight defeat, though escaping with a point was a bonus after falling behind by three in the first period for a second straight game. Its good that we didnt just throw in the towel and say they can just have this one, said Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, who had a pair of assists. We battled back hard (in Tuesdays 3-2 loss at Nashville) and we did the same tonight. We got a point out of this tonight. We showed some good things there for sure, but those things cant happen, we cant go out there and get down three. The 20 first-period goals the Oilers have allowed are tied with Arizona for the most in the Western Conference. The Oilers will have star forward Taylor Hall in the lineup for tonights game. His first game action since injuring his MCL on Nov. 1. Coach Dallas Eakins said Hall would likely play on a number lines. Goalie Ben Scrivens has suffered from that with a 0-3-1 record and 3.76 GAA in his last four starts. He allowed six goals in the first meeting with Arizona and fell to 1-2-1 with a 3.16 GAA in the matchup. Viktor Fasth has been no better against the Coyotes with a 0-1-1 mark and 3.89 GAA. Arizona (7-9-1) ended a three-game losing streeak with Fridays 5-0 win at Vancouver. [url=]Jamaal Williams Jersey[/url]. Martin Hanzal scored the first three goals before five minutes had passed in the second period, and Shane Done and Keith Yandle completed the dominant night. Hanzal had been held without a point during the losing streak with a minus-4 rating, and his importance hasnt been lost on the teams captain. Obviously, our most important player is Martin Hanzal, Doan said. When hes rolling, were a better team, and he got rolling tonight. Continued power-play production could help move things along. Yandles goal came with the advantage, and the Coyotes are 2 for 5 in their last two games after a 0-for-18 stretch. Theyre 2-6-0 when they go without a power-play goal and 5-3-1 with at least one. It was also their first shutout, providing a much-needed boost for their goaltending. Devan Dubnyk made 35 saves and improved to 3-0-1 with a 2.54 goals-against average in his first start since allowing five goals on Nov. 2 in Washington. While Dubnyk is yet to face his former team, starter Mike Smith certainly has and is 9-0-1 with a 2.46 GAA in his last 11 starts against the Oilers. This season has been considerably more trying as Smith has gone 4-9-0 with a 3.43 GAA, including three straight losses and nine goals allowed in his last two. Arizona hasnt suffered a regulation loss in Edmonton since Nov. 23, 2009, going 8-0-1 in that span. Overall, Arizona is 16-1-3 in the series since that loss with 3.7 goals per game. 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