Nov 21, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers right wing Matt Read (24) scores against Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller (30) during the second period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Flyers, Buffalo Sabres Game Preview

Tonight the Philadelphia Flyers will welcome the Buffalo Sabres to the Wells Fargo Center for the final game of the season series. The Flyers are 2-0-0 this season against the Sabres. The game will begin at 7:30pm and will be televised on NBC Sports Network.

The Flyers have now gone 1-4-2 in their last seven games after a promising five game winning streak. They currently sit 3rd in the Metropolitan Division with five games to play. They are two points ahead of the Blue Jackets and four points behind the Rangers. They have two games in hand on the Rangers while they have played the same number of games as the Blue Jackets.

The Sabres sit last in the NHL and have been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. By trading Thomas Vanek, Ryan Miller, and Steve Ott the Sabres have pretty much declared themselves to be in rebuild mode. They are 3-13-1 since March 1st and will likely have the top overall pick in the 2014 Draft.

If the Flyers wish to get back to their winning ways, tonight is the night to do it. Players like Sean Couturier, Matt Read, and Brayden Schenn are all in the midst of offensive slumps that will need to be broken before playoff time. The Flyers have not clinched a playoff spot, but two points tonight will go a long way to making them a virtual lock for the postseason.

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