PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Matt Read scored a pair of goals to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to their fifth win in six games, 4-1 over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.
Vincent Lecavalier also scored and Scott Hartnell added an empty-net goal for the Flyers, who set a season-high with 46 shots.
Read's goals came 1:40 apart late in the second period. Steve Downie and Sean Couturier assisted on both tallies for Philadelphia (9-10-2), which outshot Buffalo 46-30.
Tyler Myers netted the lone goal for Buffalo, which is 1-3 under interim coach Ted Nolan and an NHL-worst 5-18-1 this season.
Nolan voiced his frustration after the game.
"We have to put the lay of the land down and play a certain way... and if you don't play that certain way you just can't play."
"You can't hope any more... I've seen enough in four games. We're going to have to change some things and the players are either going to do it or it's going to be a very long year, and they might not be here."
"Everybody's telling me the youg guys are the problem... the young guys aren't here anymore."
Click hereto listen to Nolan's postgame interview courtesy of WGR radio.