Sens holding the line

Ottawa Senators won't make a change in nets after a poor effort by Ray Emery in Game 1. (Ottawa Sun...

Ottawa Senators won't make a change in nets after a poor effort by Ray Emery in Game 1. (Ottawa Sun photo/Blair Gable)

CHRIS STEVENSON -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 1:12 PM ET

The Senators won't be looking to make much in the way of adjustments for Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal with the Buffalo Sabres tonight.

The Senators lost 7-6 in Game 1, with goaltender Ray Emery and defenceman Anton Volchenkov taking the heat for the loss.

Emery faced just 23 shots and Volchenkov turned the puck over on the winner 18 seconds into overtime. What adjustments does Emery have to make?

"Just get hit by the puck more often," said Senators coach Bryan Murray this morning. "He has to get a stop early in the game to feel good about himself. We can't have another tap-in goal 10 seconds into the game."

Senators defenceman Brian Pothier will return tonight after battling an injury and will partner up with Volchenkov.

"It's not fair for one guy to take all the blame," said Pothier of the focus on Volchenkov over-skating the puck in OT. The error led to the Sabres' game-winning goal. "There's not one guy pointing fingers. Mistakes happen. There's nothing to be said. It's not a tragedy or anything. He'll be fine tonight."

Sabres centre Daniel Briere, who missed practice the last two days, was on the ice this morning and it looks like he'll play.


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