Ottawa 4 Buffalo 3

Ottawa beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 last night in entertaining fashion.  The Sens piled up a 4-1 lead midway through, but loose play made for a dramatically close finish.  Here’s the boxscore.

Game Notes
-It was back to the usual random officiating this evening; it had no major impact on the game
Da Costa struggled early, but overall played decently in very limited ice time (a team low 6:56; Mark Borowiecki was the only player who appeared for less than 10 minutes)
-Does anyone fall more than Mika Zibanejad?  He made some great plays tonight, but virtually every shift he was off his feet
Peter Regin may have finally found his confidence as he picked up a couple of assists and started to shoot the puck more
Marc Methot had the hit on the night, slamming Vanek into the boards in the first period
-Although he only wound up with one assist Kyle Turris was excellent
-It seems to go without saying these days, but Erik Karlsson was dominant

The Goals
1. Karlsson (Turris, Michalek) (pp)
Shoots a soft shot through a screen
2. Buffalo, Ennis
Phillips attempts (and fails) to block a shot and Neil doesn’t collapse to cover for him, leaving Ennis wide open to cash in the rebound
3. Phillips (Regin)
Simple shot simply goes through Enroth
4. Alfredsson (Zibanejad)
Great turnover by Zibanejad who sets up Alfredsson in the slot
5. Neil (Regin, Smith)
Regin makes a great pass to a wide open Neil in the slot
6. Buffalo, Leopold
Leopold gets lost in coverage and tips the puck in
7. Buffalo, Pominville
The goal was initially waived off; the puck bounced off Pominville’s ankle

This article is written by Peter Levi (@eyeonthesens)


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