Ottawa 2, Buffalo 1

Thursday, December 12, 2013 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Buffalo 7-23-2-0 4-12-1-0 3-11-1-0 L1
Ottawa 13-14-1-5 6-8-0-3 7-6-1-2 W1


Senators 2, Sabres 1: Bobby Ryan had a goal and an assist and Craig Anderson stopped 40 shots as Ottawa earned a split of its home-and-home series with visiting Buffalo.

Zack Smith added the eventual game-winning goal 6:39 into the second period for the Senators, who avenged a 2-1 shootout loss in Buffalo two nights earlier. Anderson was sensational throughout as he improved to 3-0-1 in his last four starts.

Tyler Ennis had the lone goal for the Sabres, who missed out on a chance to win back-to-back games for the first time since mid-November. Ryan Miller made 30 saves in defeat.

Ryan kicked off the scoring at 9:22, redirecting Kyle Turris' centering pass just underneath the crossbar and past Miller. Buffalo drew even with 2:21 remaining in the period, as Ennis beat Anderson with a wraparound moments after the Senators netminder denied captain Steve Ott on a breakaway.

Smith's point-blank goal off Turris' feed put Ottawa back in front in the middle period. Anderson preserved the lead with a tricky stop of Ville Leino's sharp-angle shot midway through the third, and the Senators held on from there despite being outshot 17-12 in the final frame.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Senators D Joe Corvo appeared in his 700th career regular-season game. ... Ennis' second-period power-play goal was Buffalo's third with the man advantage in the last 10 games. ... Anderson improved to 9-3-1 in his career versus the Sabres.

Top Game Performances

Buffalo   Ottawa
Tyler Ennis 1 Points Bobby Ryan 2
Tyler Ennis 1 Goals Bobby Ryan 1
Jamie McBain 1 Assists Kyle Turris 2
Tyler Ennis 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ryan Miller .938 Save Percentage Craig Anderson .976
Ryan Miller 30 Saves Craig Anderson 40

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Buffalo 41 1 1-5 3-3 11 21
Ottawa 32 2 0-3 4-5 15 39

Upcoming Games

  • Ottawa will play its next game at home against Los Angeles. The Senators have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .476 after a loss.
  • Buffalo will play its next game at home against Calgary. The Sabres have a W/L % of .143 after a win and .240 after a loss.
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