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Buffalo Sabres Player Grades: Game #9 at. Philadelphia

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Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

A+ : Zemgus Girgensons, Ryan O'Reilly

Girgensons was on a mission against the Flyers. It seemed like rocket science trying to take the puck from him. Girgensons' puck handling was on point, and he used his body to shield defenders from the puck. He buried the OT game winner on a breakaway, shooting five hole.

O'Reilly is almost always the Sabres best player on the ice regardless of situation. He does everything.

A : Rasmus Ristolainen, Tyler Ennis, Josh Gorges

Ennis scored a highlight reel goal, but he didn't attack the shooter not the Flyers tying goal in the final minute. Thus the missing plus.

A- : Jake McCabe, Chad Johnson, Johan Larsson

McCabe saw a season high in ice time at 20:43

Chad Johnson let in a soft goal in the 1st, but boy did he rebound. Johnson made a lot of nice saves afterwards, and saved the game with this diving save in overtime. 

B+ : Brian Gionta, Jamie McGinn, Cody Franson, Sam Reinhart

This was Gionta's best game of the season. He notched his first assist.

McGinn got his first goal of the season. The power play minutes keep coming for him. 

B: Jack Eichel, Marcus Foligno

Eichel had his worst period of the season in the 2nd, having back to back terrible give aways almost resulting in Flyer goals. In the 3rd and overtime, he rebounded

B-: Nicolas Deslauriers, Mark Pysyk, Matt Moulson

C+ : Carlo Colaiacovo

C : David Legwand


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