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Finally: Sabres end 18-game skid with 6-1 win against Flyers

It was the first win for Buffalo since a 4-1 victory at New Jersey on February 23, and it ended an 0-15-3 streak.
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Buffalo Sabres center Curtis Lazar (27) is congratulated after scoring against the Philadelphia Flyers in Buffalo, N.Y., Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Linus Ullmark stopped 31 shots and the Buffalo Sabres snapped an 18-game skid with a 6-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

Defenseman Rasmus Dahlin was the first off the bench as the final horn sounded and led a line of Sabres players high-fiving Ullmark in an arena without fans.

It was the first win for Buffalo since a 4-1 victory at New Jersey on February 23, and it ended an 0-15-3 streak.

The slump was tied for the league’s 14th longest, and worst since the Pittsburgh Penguins had a 0-17-1 stretch during the 2003-04 season.

The Sabres had lost third-period leads in each of their last two games.