Ottawa 4, Buffalo 1

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Buffalo 16-14-2-1 8-9-2-1 8-5-0-0 L2
Ottawa 16-14-2-2 9-7-0-1 7-7-2-1 W2


Erik Condra scored a pair of goals and Craig Anderson made 22 saves to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 4-1 victory over the visiting Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday.

Erik Karlsson and Zack Smith each added a goal for the Senators, who have totaled 10 tallies in back-to-back wins.

Ottawa took a 2-1 on a highlight goal at the 7:59 mark of the third period. Condra stole the puck in Buffalo’s zone and flipped it back to Kyle Turris, who fired a wrister at Ryan Miller.

Miller made the initial save but Turris got his own rebound and sent it across the crease to Condra, who buried it into the open net.

Ottawa took the suspense out of it on Karlsson’s power-play tally with 2:11 remaining and Condra’s empty-net goal 25 seconds later provided the final margin.

The Sabres had tied it on Jordan Leopold’s power-play wrister from the left faceoff circle with 6:48 left in the second.

Buffalo dropped an 8-3 decision at Pittsburgh on Saturday and has allowed a total of 16 goals in its last three games.

Top Game Performances

Buffalo   Ottawa
Jordan Leopold 1 Points Erik Condra 2
Jordan Leopold 1 Goals Erik Condra 2
Christian Ehrhoff 1 Assists Erik Karlsson 1
Jordan Leopold 1 Power Play Goals Erik Karlsson 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ryan Miller .921 Save Percentage Craig Anderson .957
Ryan Miller 35 Saves Craig Anderson 22

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Buffalo 23 1 1-4 2-3 6 30
Ottawa 39 4 1-3 3-4 8 30

Upcoming Games

  • Ottawa will play its next game at home against Florida. The Senators have a W/L % of .562 after a win and .389 after a loss.
  • Buffalo will play its next game on the road against Toronto. The Sabres have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .588 after a loss.
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