BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Buffalo Sabres and Philadelphia Flyers began their two game series at KeyBank Center on Friday with the Flyers shutting out the Sabres 3-0.
The first period started with both teams taking penalties early on with both teams having successful penalty kills.
With about five minutes to go in the first period, Flyers center Sean Couturier had a shot deflect off Sabres defenseman Brandon Montour's hand and past Sabres goalie Carter Hutton to give the Flyers a 1-0 lead.
The Sabres were able to kill off another penalty and the Flyers went into the first intermission with a 1-0 lead, outshooting the Sabres 11-6.
In the second period, the Flyers had a breakaway with defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere putting one past Hutton off a pass to give the Flyers a 2-0 lead with about five minutes to go in the second period.
With about a minute to go in the second, Flyers forward Scott Laughton broke loose to backhand the puck past Hutton to give the Flyers a 3-0 lead heading into the final frame.
The Flyers also outshot the Sabres 26-14 after two periods.
Both teams took a penalty each in the third period which were killed off by both teams.
The Sabres and Flyers didn't score in the third period with the Flyers outshooting the Sabres 39-23.