Game Story

DON BRENNAN -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 10:23 AM ET

THE GOALS

FIRST PERIOD

1. SABRES: Hasek's clearing attempt around the boards is intercepted at the point by Hecht, who sends a cross-slot pass to Kotalik. His one-timer squeezes between Hasek's legs. Sabres 1, Senators 0

SECOND PERIOD

2. SENATORS: Schaefer makes a great play behind the net, fending off two Sabres and getting the puck to Smolinski, who puts it in the open side. Senators 1, Sabres 1

THIRD PERIOD

No scoring

OVERTIME

No scoring

SHOOTOUT

Senators (0) -- Fisher, miss; Heatley, miss; Alfredsson, miss.

Buffalo (1) -- Kotalik, miss; Vanek, goal. Sabres 2, Senators 1

3 STARS

Selected by Don Brennan

1. Schaefer

Senators

2. Vanek

Sabres

3. Miller

Sabres

ON DECK

- Tomorrow

vs. Pittsburgh

7:30 p.m.

Scotiabank Place

- TV

Sportsnet, RDS

- Radio

Team 1200, CJRC 1150,

Bob FM 93.9

NOTES

As this is being typed, the Senators' flight home following the game was somewhat in question, as the Buffalo area was expecting a snowstorm and there was a threat of freezing rain in Ottawa. The Senators, who have been on the road since Monday, host Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins tomorrow, travel back to New York to face the Rangers on Wednesday, then return home to face Atlanta (Thursday) and Philadelphia (Saturday) before the Olympic break ... With three short-handed goals against the Penguins on Thursday, the Senators expanded their league-leading total to 17. The record for most short-handed goals in a season is held by the 1983-84 Edmonton Oilers, who had 36. Daniel Alfredsson leads Ottawa with five short-handed goals.

Sun Rating: 3 1/2 out of 5


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