Ottawa 4, Buffalo 3

Saturday, March 16, 2013 3:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Ottawa 14-8-2-4 9-1-1-2 5-7-1-2 W1
Buffalo 10-14-2-2 5-6-2-0 5-8-0-2 L1


Senators 4, Sabres 3 (OT): Kyle Turris' second goal at 3:54 of overtime lifted visiting Ottawa to its third win over Buffalo in as many meetings.

Patrick Wiercioch added a goal and an assist and fellow defenseman Chris Phillips scored an unassisted goal as the Senators won for only the second time in their last eight games (2-2-4). Ben Bishop made 33 saves for Ottawa.

Drew Stafford had a pair of goals - including the equalizer with just under eight minutes left in regulation - and defenseman Mike Weber scored his first in 14 months for the Sabres, which has one win in six games (1-2-3).

Turris, who had scored only once in his previous 23 games, accepted a pass from captain Daniel Alfredsson and beat Ryan Miller (30 saves) with a one-timer for his seventh goal. He had put Ottawa ahead on a wraparound with 63 seconds left in the second period as the Senators erased a 2-0 deficit.

Weber and Stafford staked Buffalo to a two-goal lead after one, but Wiercioch got Ottawa on the board at 4:03 of the second before Phillips tied it just over six minutes later with a shot from the point that deflected past Miller.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Ottawa played its 11th consecutive one-goal game, one shy of the league record set by the Chicago Blackhawks in 1997-98. ... Sabres LW Ville Leino made his season debut after being sidelined with a hip injury and assisted on Weber's goal. ... Ottawa D Sergei Gonchar had two assists to give him eight points during a six-game streak.

Top Game Performances

Ottawa   Buffalo
Kyle Turris 3 Points Drew Stafford 2
Kyle Turris 2 Goals Drew Stafford 2
Sergei Gonchar 2 Assists Christian Ehrhoff 1
Kyle Turris 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ben Bishop .917 Save Percentage Ryan Miller .882
Ben Bishop 33 Saves Ryan Miller 30

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Ottawa 34 4 1-3 3-3 15 35
Buffalo 36 3 0-3 2-3 15 30

Upcoming Games

  • Buffalo will play its next game on the road against Washington. The Sabres have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .294 after a loss.
  • Ottawa will play its next game at home against Winnipeg. The Senators have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .429 after a loss.
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