Ottawa 3, Buffalo 2 (SO); Binghamton 2, Syracuse 6

Ottawa edged the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 last night in a game they dominated, out shooting Buffalo 46-28 and hitting six posts/crossbars.  They lost Sergei Gonchar in warm-up after he took a puck in the head from Kyle Turris and then lost Filip Kuba late in overtime as he was pushed awkwardly into the boards.  The Sens were also guilty of taking a ton of dumb penalties.  Click here for the box score.  A look at the goals:
1. Buffalo, Boyes (pp)
Leopold hits Anderson in the head and Boyes fires the rebound into an empty net
2. Carkner (Turris, Condra)
Condra turns the puck over and Turris sends Carkner in all alone who beats Enroth high on the short side
3. Buffalo, Gaustad
Tips in a point shot
4. Neil (Condra, Smith)
Sprung on a breakaway

Top-performers:
Erik Condra – a great game in all three zones and assisted on both goals
Filip Kuba – a rock defensively

Players who struggled:
Jared Cowen – lead the team in turnovers and seems to have lost his confidence

Binghamton got hammered 6-2 in a penalty-filled affair that saw a number of ejections.  Klinkhammer and Dziurzynski scored while Robin Lehner took the loss.  Here is the box score and Joy Lindsay’s game summary.

Elmira beat Trenton 2-1, with Jack Downing scored, Louie Caporusso picking up an assist, and Brian Stewart earning the win.

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