Buffalo 2, Ottawa 1

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Ottawa 12-14-1-5 5-8-0-3 7-6-1-2 L1
Buffalo 7-22-2-0 4-12-1-0 3-10-1-0 W1


Sabres 2, Senators 1 (SO): Rookie Zemgus Girgensons scored in regulation and deposited a backhand deke on his first career shootout attempt in the 10th round to lift host Buffalo over Ottawa.

Matt Moulson, Brian Flynn and captain Steve Ott scored in the bonus format for the Sabres, who won for the second time in 10 games (2-7-1) and improved to 4-0 in shootouts. Ryan Miller stopped 35 shots.

Milan Michalek scored his first goal in 10 games for the Senators. Robin Lehner made 35 saves while Mika Zibanejad, Kyle Turris and Michalek added shootout tallies.

Michalek opened the scoring on a 2-on-1 with Cory Conacher 6:25 into the contest. Girgensons chopped at a loose puck toward the net on a rush 13:15 into the second period and it trickled between Lehner’s skates to tie the game.

Miller robbed Turris with his right pad midway through the third period to preserve the tie and send the game to overtime. Moulson opened the shootout with a quick wrist shot from the low slot that beat Lehner but Zibanejad tied it in the second round with a forehand deke between Miller’s legs.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Flynn and Turris traded goals in the sixth round of the shootout before Ott and Michalek did the same in the seventh. … Girgensons has collected four of his 10 points in his last five games. … The Senators and Sabres face each other again Thursday at Ottawa. … Sabres D Tyler Myers was hit in the neck by a puck late in overtime and left the game.


Top Game Performances

Ottawa   Buffalo
Milan Michalek 1 Points Zemgus Girgensons 1
Milan Michalek 1 Goals Zemgus Girgensons 1
Cory Conacher 1 Assists Christian Ehrhoff 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Robin Lehner .972 Save Percentage Ryan Miller .972
Robin Lehner 35 Saves Ryan Miller 35

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Ottawa 36 1 0-3 3-3 6 33
Buffalo 36 2 0-3 3-3 6 31

Upcoming Games

  • Buffalo will play its next game on the road against Ottawa. The Sabres have a W/L % of .167 after a win and .240 after a loss.
  • Ottawa will play its next game at home against Buffalo. The Senators have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .450 after a loss.
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