With a 6-3 win against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday, the Buffalo Sabres gave the Flyers their 11th straight defeat. Jeff Skinner scored twice, Tage Thompson scored once, and Peyton Krebs scored once for the Sabres.
In the NHL this season, Philadelphia's winless streak (0-8-3) is tied with those of the Arizona Coyotes and New York Islanders for the longest in the league.
It is one defeat short of the franchise record of 12 consecutive losses, which was achieved back in 1999. It is the first time in 11 years that the Flyers have lost 10 games in a row twice in the same season.
To help the Sabres snap a nine-game losing streak at home, Rasmus Dahlin and Alex Tuch both contributed two assists.
The 30-save performance by Michael Houser helped him win his second straight start and improve his record to 4-2. The Sabres were without alternate captains Kyle Okposo and Zemgus Girgensons, who were among the 10 players on the injured list, as they faced a tough opponent.
Also scoring for the Flyers was Rasmus Ristolainen, who returned to Buffalo after being dealt over the summer. Cam Atkinson added two assists in his first game back in Buffalo.
Martin Jones was substituted by Carter Hart after allowing four goals on eight shots in 18 minutes. Carter Hart ended with 14 saves after replacing Martin Jones.
Thompson gave the Sabres a 1-0 lead in the first period with two power-play goals that came 24 seconds apart. With 4:27 remaining in the game, Tuch set up Thompson for his first goal in seven games.
Although they were serving a penalty following interim coach Mike Yeo's failure to appeal that Krebs was offside on the play, Thompson scored his 14th goal off an assist from Dahlin while the Flyers were serving their penalty.
“We got outworked from the first shift of the game,” Ristolainen said. “When you have a lot of losses coming in a row, I think it should hurt more every time. And when you get outworked like this, it obviously hurts even more.”