SABRES (9-13-3) at FLYERS (11-14-1)
TV: TSN2, NBCSN
Last 10: Buffalo 3-5-2; Philadelphia 5-5-0
Season series: This is the second of three meetings. The Buffalo Sabres won 5-2 on Jan. 20 at home.
Big story: The Philadelphia Flyers are reeling and looking more and more like a team that is going to miss the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They have 23 points, three fewer than the eighth-place New York Rangers, but the Flyers have played more games than almost everyone in the Eastern Conference. The Sabres are 3-2-2 under new coach Ron Rolston, but a long way from postseason contention.
Sabres: Buffalo was up 2-0 with less than seven minutes remaining against the New Jersey Devils on Thursday. But the Sabres allowed a pair of goals and lost in a shootout, turning what looked like two sure points into a consolation point.
"We're disappointed we couldn't get the win for him," Rolston said of Enroth. "The guys were working. There was a lot of sacrifice out there. I like the way our team is competing right now."
Flyers: Players considered this week an important one, with road games against the Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins. The Flyers left those three games without a point following a 3-0 loss Saturday in Boston. The players had a closed-door meeting after the latest loss.
"After 1-0, we stopped competing," Flyers coach Peter Laviolette said. "Up until that point, 10 minutes into the game, guys were playing hard. There wasn't a lot of room out there either way. They scored a goal and we never recovered. We never responded to it. We were looking for a response from last game and that wasn't the response we were looking for."
Injury report: Sabres defenseman Jordan Leopold (hand) has missed the past seven games and remains doubtful. Forward Patrick Kaleta will be serving the second of a five-game suspension for his hit on Rangers forward Brad Richards on March 3. ... The Flyers will not have forwards Tye McGinn (orbital) and Jody Shelley (hip).
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