Flyers Win, Snap 10-game Slide

Philadelphia earns 4-3 victory over Buffalo in shootout
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 26, 2008 6:29 AM CST
Flyers Win, Snap 10-game Slide
Philadelphia Flyers left winger Patrick Thoresen, left, checks Buffalo Sabres center Derek Roy at center ice during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y. on Monday, Feb. 25, 2008. (AP Photo/Don Heupel)   (Associated Press)

It wasn’t pretty, but the Philadelphia Flyers’ 10-game losing streak has finally ended. Daneil Briere beat his former teammate Ryan Miller in the shootout to give Philadelphia a 4-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres; with the win the Flyers avoided setting a record for most consecutive losses. Jason Pominville had a goal and an assist in the loss, reports the AP.

Philadelphia trailed 3-0 in the first period but quick goals by Jeff Carter and Scott Hartnell brought the score to 3-2. RJ Umberger scored the equalizer for the Flyers with just over 7 minutes remaining in the third period. Mike Knuble had two assists and Martin Biron stopped 26 shots in the victory. (Read more hockey stories.)

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