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Brian Flynn scores in shootout as Buffalo Sabres top Philadelphia Flyers 3-2

  • Philadelphia Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek, center, of Czech Republic celebrates his power play goal with teammates during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Philadelphia Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek, center, of Czech Republic celebrates his power play goal with teammates during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)  (The Associated Press)

  • Buffalo Sabres left wing Nicolas Deslauriers , center left, celebrates his goal with teammates; right wing Brian Flynn, left, left wing Marcus Foligno, center right, and defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen, right, of Finland during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Buffalo Sabres left wing Nicolas Deslauriers , center left, celebrates his goal with teammates; right wing Brian Flynn, left, left wing Marcus Foligno, center right, and defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen, right, of Finland during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)  (The Associated Press)

  • Buffalo Sabres goalie Michal Neuvirth, left, of Czech Republic makes the initial save as defenseman Zach Bogosian, center, deals with Philadelphia Flyers left wing R.J. Umberger, right, who is looking for the rebound during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Buffalo Sabres goalie Michal Neuvirth, left, of Czech Republic makes the initial save as defenseman Zach Bogosian, center, deals with Philadelphia Flyers left wing R.J. Umberger, right, who is looking for the rebound during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)  (The Associated Press)

Brian Flynn scored the clinching goal in the shootout, leading the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.

Nicolas Deslauriers and Brian Gionta scored in regulation for Buffalo, which won for just the fourth time in the last 27 games. The Sabres improved to 7-2 in shootouts.

Jakub Voracek and Ryan White scored for Philadelphia, which fell to 2-7 in the tiebreaker.