Flyers rally past Sabres in shootout, 5-4, as Brian Elliott gets win in relief

PHILADELPHIA — After Tuesday’s morning skate, Flyers coach Alain Vigneault raised some eyebrows when he said the Buffalo Sabres had a “highly skilled team.” He even managed to keep a straight face. Buffalo has the fewest points in the NHL and has become the definition of futility. And the lineup it put on the ice was worse than usual because it didn’t include star center Jack Eichel, who missed the game with a suspected neck injury. The Sabres, who took a seven-game losing streak into the night, are not a very good team. They blew a 4-2 lead as the Flyers stormed back and outlasted the Sabres …

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