Elliott will face Sabres

Rookie Sens goalie Brian Elliott will face the Sabres again tonight in Buffalo. (Sun Media/Darren...

Rookie Sens goalie Brian Elliott will face the Sabres again tonight in Buffalo. (Sun Media/Darren Calabrese)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 2:36 PM ET

BUFFALO -- Brian Elliott is going to get a chance to make it two in a row against the Buffalo Sabres.

Elliott will be back in the net tonight as the Ottawa Senators open a five-game road trip against Buffalo at the HSBC Arena at 7:30 p.m.

While Alex Auld will likely make the start tomorrow against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wachovia Center, Senators coach Cory Clouston wants to stick with Elliott after a 3-2 shootout win Saturday.

"When you have five games in seven days you have to use both. We have a Plan 'A' and a Plan 'B' and we're just going to see how things go here," said Clouston.

The Senators will insert winger Shean Donovan into the lineup. That means defenceman/winger Christoph Schubert is likely going to be a healthy scratch.

Though defenceman Alex Picard is getting close to returning from a wrist injury, he won't be in the lineup.


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