Buffalo 4, Ottawa 3

Saturday, March 10, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Buffalo 32-29-4-4 17-11-3-4 15-18-1-0 W1
Ottawa 36-25-6-3 18-13-2-2 18-12-4-1 L1


SABRES 4, SENATORS 3 (SO): Tyler Ennis scored in regulation and had the winning tally in the shootout as visiting Buffalo came from behind three times to topple Ottawa.

Marcus Foligno, the brother of Ottawa's Nick Foligno, scored his first career goal with 5:54 to play in regulation to force overtime for the Sabres, who pulled within two points of Washington for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Captain Jason Pominville also scored in the shootout and Nathan Gerbe added a goal to help Buffalo improve to 8-1-2 in its last 11 and beat the Senators for the first time in four meetings.

Ryan Miller turned aside 33 shots to improve to 14-16-3 lifetime against Ottawa.

All-Star defenseman Erik Karlsson scored a pair of goals for the Senators, which squandered a chance to pull within a point of Boston atop the Northeast Division.

Rookie goaltender Ben Bishop absorbed his first loss for the Senators despite making 38 saves. Erik Condra also scored for Ottawa while shorthanded.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Sabres left wing Thomas Vanek was sidelined due to an upper-body injury suffered in Thursday's loss to Boston. ... Karlsson's go-ahead tally in the third was Ottawa's 91st in the period this season, a league high. Karlsson had been listed as a game-time decision.

Top Game Performances

Buffalo   Ottawa
Tyler Ennis 1 Points Erik Karlsson 2
Tyler Ennis 1 Goals Erik Karlsson 2
Christian Ehrhoff 1 Assists Nick Foligno 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals Erik Condra 1
Ryan Miller .917 Save Percentage Ben Bishop .927
Ryan Miller 33 Saves Ben Bishop 38

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Buffalo 41 4 0-3 1-1 2 29
Ottawa 36 3 0-1 3-3 8 23

Upcoming Games

  • Ottawa will play its next game on the road against Montreal. The Senators have a W/L % of .595 after a win and .424 after a loss.
  • Buffalo will play its next game at home against Montreal. The Sabres have a W/L % of .419 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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