Flyers fly past Sabres

March 10, 2009 6:50:50 PM PDT
Jeff Carter scored two goals in the third period, Scott Hartnell also had a pair and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-2 on Tuesday night. Martin Biron made 27 saves and Mike Richards added a power-play goal for the Flyers, who strengthened their hold on fourth place in the Eastern Conference with their second straight win and eighth in 12 games.

Maxim Afinogenov and Jochen Hecht scored for Buffalo, which is locked in a tight race for a playoff berth. The Sabres are 10th in the East, but came in only three points out of a playoff spot and four points out of fifth.

Carter and Joffrey Lupul combined for two goals during a span of 6:17 in which the Flyers scored three times to snap a 1-all tie.

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