Senators snap 5-game home losing skid with win over Sabres


The Ottawa Senators snapped a five-game home losing streak with a 4-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres Wednesday night time.

Alex DeBrincat, Austin Watson, Brady Tkachuk and Tim Stützle, with an empty-net aim, scored for the Senators (6-9-1). Anton Forsberg made 29 saves.

Eric Comrie began for the Sabres (7-10-0), however was unable to complete the sport after stopping 22-of-24 photographs. Craig Anderson, the longtime former Senators goaltender, got here in halfway via the second and completed with 14 saves. Tage Thompson scored the lone aim for the Sabres, who are actually mired in a seven-game losing streak.

With a mixed 14 minor penalties it was tough for both group to generate any actual momentum.

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Brady Tkachuk’s second interval winner held up as Ottawa went on to defeat Buffalo 4-1.

Trailing 2-1 to begin the third, Buffalo pushed for the equalizer with JJ Peterka hitting the crossbar early within the interval. However, DeBrincat made it 3-1 at 14:21 into the body with his fifth of the season.

After going 0-for-5 on the person benefit within the first interval, the Sabres lastly capitalized on their sixth energy play to tie the sport 1-1. Thompson fired a bullet from the faceoff circle for his team-leading twelfth of the season 6:41 into the second.

The Senators regained the lead simply over three minutes later when Tkachuk put a backhanded shot previous Comrie on the ability play.

Moments earlier than the aim, Comrie had a collision with Ottawa’s Mathieu Joseph. He remained in aim however was ultimately changed by Anderson.

Ottawa opened the scoring 9:45 into the primary interval with Watson scoring his fiftieth profession aim.

It was Craig Anderson’s first time again at Canadian Tire Centre since leaving as an unrestricted free agent in 2020. Anderson holds the Senators franchise file for many regular-season wins (202) and video games performed (435) by a goaltender.

The Senators will subsequent host the New Jersey Devils Saturday afternoon.


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