Ottawa 4, Buffalo 3

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Buffalo 3-6-1-0 1-2-1-0 2-4-0-0 L3
Ottawa 6-3-0-1 4-0-0-1 2-3-0-0 W1


Senators 4, Sabres 3: Defenseman Erik Karlsson got things started with a power-play goal and Craig Anderson made 20 saves as host Ottawa edged Buffalo.

Blue-liner Chris Phillips, captain Daniel Alfredsson and Chris Neil each added a goal for the Senators, who improved to 4-0-1 at home.

Defenseman Jordan Leopold had a goal and an assist while Tyler Ennis and captain Jason Pominville also scored as the Sabres dropped their third straight.

Karlsson opened the scoring at 8:15 of the first period as he sent a wrist shot from just inside the blue line past a screened Jhonas Enroth. Buffalo answered on Ennis’ rebound goal 21 seconds later, but Phillips scored off a draw with 8:55 left in the first and Alfredsson made it a 3-1 lead when he picked up a loose puck in the slot and banged it past Enroth (20 saves).

The Senators made it 4-1 when Peter Regin sent a nifty pass from the corner to Neil streaking down the slot. Leopold scored on a redirection 57 seconds later and Pominville had a goal upheld upon replay in the third period to close within one - but the Sabres failed to score the equalizer.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Buffalo has allowed at least four goals in each of its last five games. … Anderson, who entered the night leading the NHL in goals-against average and save percentage, surrendered more than two tallies for the first time this season. … Ottawa D Sergei Gonchar (flu-like symptoms) missed the game.

Top Game Performances

Buffalo   Ottawa
Jordan Leopold 2 Points Peter Regin 2
Jordan Leopold 1 Goals Daniel Alfredsson 1
Jordan Leopold 1 Assists Peter Regin 2
N/A Power Play Goals Erik Karlsson 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jhonas Enroth .833 Save Percentage Craig Anderson .870
Jhonas Enroth 20 Saves Craig Anderson 20

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Buffalo 23 3 0-4 1-2 4 15
Ottawa 24 4 1-2 4-4 8 37

Upcoming Games

  • Ottawa will play its next game at home against Carolina. The Senators have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Buffalo will play its next game at home against Montreal. The Sabres have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .167 after a loss.
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