Michael Raffl had the game winner as the Philadelphia Flyers edged the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 Sunday night.
With the win Philly now has points in nine straight (6-0-3). Buffalo has just one win in its last five after snapping a franchise-worst 14-game losing streak on Feb. 3.
Philadelphia moves to within five points of the Boston Bruins for the second wild card spot in the Eastern Conference.
Matt Read opened the scoring with his fifth of the season at 3:19 of the first period.
Nikita Zadorov tied it 1-1, on a Buffalo power play, at 13:57 of the second period.
Sabres' Zach Bogosian: "You kind of have a few butterflies at the start, and then adrenaline kicks in. That’s the way I like to play."
— John Vogl (@BuffNewsVogl) February 16, 2015
Ray Emery made 21 saves improving to 10-9-3 on the season.
Michal Neuvirth stopped 28 shots in the loss.