Lehner, Sabres rally past Senators, 2-1

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Kyle Okposo and Sam Reinhart scored in the third period in the Buffalo Sabres' 2-1 comeback victory over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night.

Robin Lehner made 32 saves for his first win against his former team.

Okposo tied it early in the period, tipping a point shot from Jake McCabe past Craig Anderson.

The Sabres took their first lead when Reinhart took advantage of a turnover at the side of the Ottawa goal. Anderson stopped the first shot, but Reinhart was able to jam a loose puck in between the skate of Anderson and the post at 8:22.

The Senators had an opportunity to tie it with a four-minute power play after Dmitry Kulikov got a high stick into the face of Bobby Ryan, but were unable to produce.

Mike Hoffman scored for Ottawa, and Anderson made 30 saves.

Notes: The Sabres have won back-to-back games against the Senators for the first time in five years. ... Sabres forward William Carrier played his first NHL game.


The Sabres will conclude their two-game road swing against Boston on Monday night before returning home for a rematch with the Senators on Wednesday night.

The Senators are at Nashville on Tuesday night.

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