Buffalo 3, Ottawa 2

Saturday, November 5, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Buffalo 8-5-0-0 3-4-0-0 5-1-0-0 W2
Ottawa 7-7-0-1 5-3-0-1 2-4-0-0 L3


Derek Roy scored a second-period goal and had the deciding tally in the sixth round of the shootout as the visiting Buffalo Sabres defeated the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Saturday.

The first two players for each team each converted in the shootout, but Roy was the only one of the next eight to score as the Sabres (8-5) won for the second straight night.

It was the first loss in the shootout in four tries this season for Ottawa (7-7-1), which has lost three straight overall.

Backup Jhonas Enroth got the surprise start in goal for Buffalo in place of a healthy Ryan Miller. After winning his third straight game to start the season Friday against Calgary, he had 25 saves before stopping four in the shootout.

Milan Michalek slipped a backhand under Enroth’s arm at 15:41 of the first period for his ninth goal to give Ottawa a 1-0 lead. Goalie Craig Anderson earned one of the assists, the eighth of his career.

Roy scored his first goal in 10 games to tie it 1-1, redirecting a Ville Leino shot at 10:39 of the second. It was Leino’s first point in seven games.

Jordan Leopold gave the Sabres the lead on a rebound 2:16 later, but Erik Condra scored his first of the season on a breakaway to tie it at 14:13.

Top Game Performances

Buffalo   Ottawa
Jordan Leopold 1 Points Erik Condra 1
Jordan Leopold 1 Goals Erik Condra 1
Paul Gaustad 1 Assists Craig Anderson 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jhonas Enroth .926 Save Percentage Craig Anderson .939
Jhonas Enroth 25 Saves Craig Anderson 31

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Buffalo 33 3 0-2 2-2 4 24
Ottawa 27 2 0-2 2-2 4 35

Upcoming Games

  • Ottawa will play its next game at home against NY Rangers. The Senators have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .286 after a loss.
  • Buffalo will play its next game at home against Winnipeg. The Sabres have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .667 after a loss.
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