Flyers’ OT victory leaves Sabres winless in 18

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov (9) celebrates with teammates after scoring an overtime goal against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center.
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Ivan Provorov scored 42 seconds into overtime, and the visiting Philadelphia Flyers overcame a three-goal, third-period deficit to extend the Buffalo Sabres’ franchise-record winless streak to 18 games with a 4-3 victory on Monday night.

Off a two-on-one with Travis Konecny, Provorov slid the puck past Buffalo netminder Linus Ullmark to cap a remarkable comeback for the Flyers, who have won back-to-back games for the first time since a three-game winning streak from Feb. 24-28.

Philadelphia has also won five straight against the Sabres, who are 0-15-3 since winning at New Jersey on Feb. 23— the NHL’s longest winless stretch since Pittsburgh went 18 in a row without a victory in 2003-04.

Kevin Hayes, Claude Giroux and Sean Couturier scored in the third period for the Flyers, with Couturier tying the game with 1:29 to go. Henri Jokiharju, Cody Eakin and Brandon Montour scored for the Sabres, who got 32 saves from Linus Ullmark. Brian Elliott stopped 29 shots for Philadelphia.

Reuters

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