Thursday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks recall three from Elmira (

Sabres cough up a certain victory in Philly

‘Buffalo allowed three power-play goals during the third period, including two in the final three minutes, to let Philadelphia storm back for a stunning 4-3 shootout victory.’

Kulikov comfortable; Ullmark likes Amerks

‘“I feel pretty comfortable and feel good about my game,” said Kulikov, who was pleased with the new pairing. “We’re both pretty big guys that can skate. It doesn’t matter who gets the puck. We both can find our forwards, and both of us can skate the puck out of the zone if we need to.”‘

Quick hits: Flyers 4, Sabres 3 (SO)

‘The Flyers’ third power-play goal came with 1:51 left and completed a stunning comeback. With players from both teams diving in the crease during a mad scramble in front, Philadelphia defenseman Mark Streit skated in to flip the puck over a prone Nilsson. Sabres coach Dan Bylsma challenged for goaltender interference, but the officials confirmed the goal’

Wednesday’s Philadelphia Coverage

Flyers roar back, beat Sabres in shootout (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Photo gallery (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Jake Voracek gets off the deck, caps rally in shootout win (Burlington County Times)
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare-Chris VandeVelde partnership has mutual benefits (Burlington County Times)
Furious comeback gets Flyers a shootout win (Cherry Hill Courier Post)
Radko Gudas’ return gives Flyers options on blueline (Cherry Hill Courier Post)
Voracek exacts revenge in Flyers’ comeback win over Sabres (Delaware County Daily Times)
Flyers pull off huge comeback over Sabres in shootout (CSN Philadelphia)
Instant replay: Flyers 4, Sabres 3 (SO) (CSN Philadelphia)
Postgame 5: Comeback Complete (
Photo gallery (

Flyers rally from 3-goal hole in 3rd to top Sabres 4-3

‘”It’s on us to be better,” Sabres captain Brian Gionta said. “We showed we could take over the game and make something happen. We’ve got to find a way to go into the third and get a win.”‘

Voracek’s shootout goal gives Flyers victory

‘”We gave them that,” Moulson said. “You have to put teams away, especially when you have that kind of lead.”‘

Sabres Give Away Lead, Fall 4-3 in OT

‘Buffalo was outshot 19-5 in the 3rd period.’

5 Observations: Sabres fall to Flyers 4-3 in SO

‘Entering the third period, things were looking good for the Sabres. They played fantastically in the second and were twenty minutes away from earning their first road regulation win in Philadelphia since 2011. Then, everything imploded and things got ugly.’

Flyers rally for win against Sabres

‘”I’m more concerned about the reason why we took the penalty, not the penalty itself. We turn the puck over at the blue line, that forced us to play defense and take the penalty and give them the chance to get on the power play.”‘

Late turnovers, penalties lead to shootout loss

‘With 3:20 remaining in the regulation, the Sabres were sitting comfortably with a 3-1 lead when Dmitry Kulikov was sent to the box for charging after an open-ice hit on Jakub Voracek. Before you knew it, Voracek was lifting the puck over Anders Nilsson to score the walk-off goal in a 4-3 shootout win for the Flyers.’

Sabres hope Reinhart line takes center stage

‘“We’re looking for Sam to anchor a line and be that guy in the middle,” Bylsma said after practice Monday. “I like the way he skated today just playing center. He was skating up and down the ice, skating with speed. I think that’s something he’s going to have to bring to make that line effective.”’

Nilsson in net; D changes; injury updates

‘“Since Day One of camp, Anders has been a complete professional and warrior in net,” Sabres coach Dan Bylsma said Monday. “He’s battled in every practice, every scrimmage, every opportunity he got.”’

Sabres’ Sam Reinhart happy with move to center

‘“That’s what that line needs to be here for us, get Tyler Ennis going for us, get Zemgus going for us, get Sam (going),” Bylsma said. “He’s (been the) best hockey player playing center in his past. I like the way he skated playing center today … skating up and down the ice, skating with speed.”’

Sabres goalie Robin Lehner sick; Anders Nilsson to get first start

‘Nilsson, meanwhile, has been patiently waiting as Lehner started the first four contests. With the schedule ramping up, Bylsma will be giving him more work.’