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BUFFALO Youth Sebastian Aho Jersey , N.Y. (AP) — Tired of coming from behind during their NHL-best winning streak, the Buffalo Sabres went out and did something about it.Jeff Skinner and the Sabres got off to a fast start Wednesday night as Buffalo scored four first-period goals on its way to a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.It was a dynamic outburst from the league’s hottest team, which has won seven in a row.“That was written on our white board — making sure we’re ready to start,” said right wing Tage Thompson, who scored Buffalo’s second goal. “We want to be on the winning side starting from the drop of the puck.”Evan Rodrigues and Sam Reinhart each had a goal and an assist for Buffalo (14-6-2), which came from behind in its previous three victories. Skinner and Johan Larsson also scored, and Carter Hutton made 23 saves.“It’s good for one that we’re learning,” Sabres captain Jack Eichel said. “It’s progress from the last few games of not starting the way we wanted. A full 60 minutes is what we’re looking for. I thought we played a majority of the game the way we wanted to.”This is Buffalo’s longest run since taking 10 games in a row to open the 2006-07 season. It’s quite a change from last season, when the Sabres didn’t get their 14th win until late January and finished in last place.“It’s a testament to the guys and putting in the work every day,” Eichel said. “But with that being said, it’s November. It’s Thanksgiving tomorrow. There’s so much of our season left. We want to keep doing it. Your objective is to win every game. We’ll enjoy this one, obviously enjoy our holiday and then obviously we have a really good team coming in on Friday.”Claude Giroux and Wayne Simmonds scored for Philadelphia (9-10-2). Alex Lyon made eight saves before being pulled for Calvin Pickard.“It’s unacceptable,” Giroux said. “I’m pretty (ticked) off.”Buffalo was all over the Flyers right from the start.Skinner opened the floodgates 3:38 into the game on a rebound opportunity. Jason Pominville’s shot from the right circle was stopped and pushed to Skinner in the slot, where he had an easy finish to make it 1-0.Less than two minutes later Authentic Teuvo Teravainen Jersey , Thompson doubled Buffalo’s lead on a tremendous one-man effort. Thompson used his size and power to skate around Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas, tucking a shot inside the far post. It was his second goal of the season, with his first coming in Monday’s win over Pittsburgh.Rodrigues made it 3-0 at 8:55 on the power play, his first goal of the season. He pounced on a rebound to end his scoring drought.Larsson made it 4-0 just before the end of the first, scoring with eight seconds remaining. Larsson sped past Flyers defenseman Christian Folin and buried a hard shot to the short side for his first goal of the season.Seconds later, Larsson bested Scott Laughton in a scrap.“We didn’t do enough in the first 10 minutes in any way,” Philadelphia coach Dave Hakstol said.The Flyers showed more fight in the second period, cutting Buffalo’s lead to 4-2.Giroux got them on the board 5:26 into the second on a one-timer from close range. Simmonds made it 4-2 with 6:09 remaining in the period.Philadelphia had its share of chances in the third period as well, but Buffalo was able to hold on. The Flyers’ best opportunity of the period came on a 2-on-1 rush with 6:48 remaining, when Hutton foiled Travis Konecny’s attempt. They had another good chance with 4:07 left after a Sabres defenseman fell, but failed to score.Reinhart scored into an empty net with 1:38 to go.NOTES: The Sabres recalled defenseman Lawrence Pilut from the AHL’s Rochester Americans before the game. Pilut was scratched, along with D Marco Scandella and LW Remi Elie. The Sabres signed Pilut last offseason out of the Swedish Hockey League, where he was named the league’s top defenseman last year. … Buffalo also placed C Patrik Berglund (upper body) on injured reserve. … G Brian Elliott, D Andrew MacDonald and RW Nicolas Aube-Kubel were scratched for the Flyers.UP NEXTFlyers: Home against the New York Rangers on Friday afternoon.Sabres: Home against the Montreal Canadiens on Friday afternoon. WASHINGTON (AP) — Angry and determined to find some consistency Womens Victor Rask Jersey , the defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals got contributions from unlikely sources to snap their two-game skid.The new-look fourth line scored twice in the first six minutes, backup goaltender Pheonix Copley made 31 saves and Washington beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-2 on Monday night. Alex Ovechkin scored on the power play to continue his climb up the career list, T.J. Oshie had the winner, but the Capitals essentially won the game on quick goals by Jakub Vrana and Devante Smith-Pelly that the Oilers couldn’t recover from.“We needed that win and we knew they have a pretty good team,” Ovechkin said. “I think tonight the (fourth) line set the tone. Two shifts, two goals, it’s pretty big.”Vrana scored 2:44 into his first shift after coach Todd Reirden demoted him to the fourth line following a turnover in a mistake-filled overtime loss to Dallas on Saturday. Travis Boyd assisted on each of the first two goals in his season debut as the Capitals came out flying and jumped all over Cam Talbot and the Oilers.“They got two quick goals on a couple turnovers,” said Talbot, who allowed four goals on 23 shots in his first start since Oct. 30. “That’s just kind of the way that team can go. They don’t need a lot of chances or a lot of shots, but when they get them, they’ve got some good shooters on that team that can put them in.”Ovechkin’s 11th goal of the season was his 234th career on the power play, tying him with Marcel Dionne for eighth on the career list. John Carlson’s point shot banked off two Edmonton defenders and right to Ovechkin in his usual spot in the faceoff circle.“I was only here for a year, but I’ve seen him score about 20 from there,” said Oilers forward Alex Chiasson Alex DeBrincat Jersey , who won the Cup with Capitals last season. “Kind of an unfortunate bounce for us. … Out of 600 and something (goals), he’s probably scored half of them from there, so he’s familiar with that spot.”Oilers captain Connor McDavid extended his point streak to eight games with his 10th goal of the season. Leon Draisaitl scored for Edmonton, which lost for just the second time in seven games.“I think we gave it away in the first 10 minutes,” Oilers coach Todd McLellan said. “When you chase the game against a real, real good team — the Stanley Cup champs — you’re probably going to lose more often than not.”Copley stopped all 11 shots he faced in the third period of a surprise start over Braden Holtby and picked up his second NHL victory. He benefited from playing behind an angry Capitals team that blew a lead last week at Montreal and was eager to get back on track.“Everyone kind of buckled down,” Copley said. “They blocked a lot of shots. They kept a lot to the outside. We’d talked a lot about that, and I thought they played really well and made my job a lot easier.”Washington in particular did a good job defending McDavid at even strength, bottling up the reigning Art Ross Trophy winner and limiting his scoring chances. McDavid is now two points back of Colorado’s Mikko Rantanen for the league lead.NOTES: Capitals D Brooks Orpik missed his third consecutive game with a lower-body injury. … Oilers F Ty Rattie missed his ninth game with an upper-body injury.UP NEXTOilers: Visit the Tampa Bay Lighting on Tuesday in the second half of their back-to-back on their Eastern Conference road trip.Capitals: Host the rival Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday, their first meeting in Washington since the playoffs.