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BRUCE GARRIOCH -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 12:21 PM ET

THE GOALS

Senators 6, Sabres 1

FIRST PERIOD

1. SENATORS: At the end of a power play, Smolinski fires a shot from the

left circle that Neil tips by Biron high on the glove side. Senators 1, Sabres 0

SECOND PERIOD

2. SENATORS: Breaking in on a 2-on-1, Alfredsson beats Biron with a shot that bounces off the back off the post, off Biron's back and in. Senators 2, Sabres 0

3. SENATORS: Seconds later, Heatley fires a bullet from the left circle that beats Biron high on the glove side. Senators 3, Sabres 0

4. SENATORS: On the power play, Chara fires a shot from the point and

Fisher is there to put home the rebound. Senators 4, Sabres 0

5. SENATORS: On a 2-on-1 shorthanded, Chara passes the puck to Heatley, who beats Biron stick side. Senators 5, Sabres 0

THIRD PERIOD

6. SENATORS: On the power play, Pothier's shot from the point beats Biron. Senators 6, Sabres 0

7. SABRES: Kalinin throws it across to Roy in front and he beats Emery on the glove side. Senators 6, Sabres 1

3 STARS selected by Bruce Garrioch

1. Heatley

Senators

2. Smolinski

Senators

3. Fisher

Senators

ON DECK:

- Tuesday

vs. Carolina

7:30 p.m.

Corel Centre

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NOTES

Buffalo RW Maxim Afinogenov (bruised ribs) was scratched last night. He didn't suit up in Friday's 5-2 loss against the Maple Leafs either and it's unknown when he will return to the lineup. Buffalo D Tony Lydman (groin) returned against the Leafs and was in the lineup last night as well ... Delays in travel after an 8 p.m. start on Friday resulted in the Sabres arriving at their downtown hotel at about 3 a.m. The club had to have its plane checked for damage after a piece of airport equipment accidentally bumped against the side while being loaded in Buffalo ... Coach Bryan Murray said he felt the need to complain to officials about an interference penalty on Brian Pothier in the third period against Boston on Thursday. "I'm not sure that I was right. I hadn't said a word (to the officials) all game, except to the players. I had to say something," said Murray. "For the most part, I think the players have made an adjustment. You're even seeing some of the coaches not complaining as much."

Sun Rating: 3 out of 5


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