Sabres Slide Continues

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Philadelphia Flyers’ James van Riemsdyk (25) celebrates with Scott Laughton (21) after scoring a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

The Sabres playoff hopes took another huge hit in Philadelphia on Tuesday. 

The Flyers jumped out to a 2-0 lead early in the first period and never trailed on their way to a 5-2 win. 

With the loss the Sabres fall behind the Flyers in the standings and are now 8 points out of the final Wild Card spot. 

Jack Eichel continues to be one of the few bright spots in a season gone dark. The Sabres captain picked up his 22nd goal of the season. Casey Mittelstadt scored the Sabres other goal. 

Buffalo has just one win in their last 7 games. 

The Sabres host the Penguins on Friday.

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