Sabres Blow Lead, Fall To Flyers

January 12, 2011 Updated Jan 12, 2011 at 9:12 AM EDT

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Sabres Blow Lead, Fall To Flyers

January 12, 2011 Updated Jan 12, 2011 at 9:12 AM EDT

Buffalo (WKBW.com) Following a visit to team offices on Tuesday sources tell Eyewitness Sports that prospective owner Terry Pegula was expected to be at Tuesday's Sabres game against Philadelphia. If he was, he was likely unimpressed.



The Sabres saw a two goal lead slip away in a 5-2 loss to the top team in the Eastern Conference.



With the game tied at two in the third period, Flyers Ville Leino scored what would be the eventual game winning goal. The puck was guided into the net by Leino's skate. The goal was reviewed, but upheld.



Mike Richards then scored on a breakaway to give the Flyers a 4-2 lead in the third. Scott Hartnell added a empty-net goal, his second goal of the night, to finish off five unanswered tallies by the Flyers.



The Sabres seemed ready for the challenge in the first period. Paul Gaustad gave Buffalo a 1-nothing lead five minutes into the game. Five minutes later Cody McCormick made it 2-nothing Sabres. But the Flyers would rally.



Hartnell tipped in a shot later in the first to cut the lead to 1. Former Sabres forward Daniel Briere then scored his 22nd goal of the season in the second period to tie the game at 2.



The Sabres continue their homestand Thursday against the Carolina Hurricanes.

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