The Sabres discuss their 2-1 shootout win over Ottawa
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Zemgus Girgensons scored the tying goal in the second period and added a score in the 10th round of a shootout to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.
Ryan Miller made 35 saves for the Sabres, who snapped a three-game losing skid. Matt Moulson, Brian Flynn and Steve Ott also scored for Buffalo in the shootout.
Milan Michalek scored Ottawa's goal and Robin Lehner made 35 saves. The Senators' shootout scorers were Mika Zibanejad, Kyle Turris and Michalek.
Ottawa led 1-0 in the second period when Girgensons scored his second goal in as many nights. Shortly after Buffalo tied the game they thought they'd taken the lead but officials ruled Ottawa touched the puck during a delayed penalty meaning the Buffalo goal did not count. Head coach Ted Nolan was impressed with the way his team responded to that adversity.
"That was probably the best part about the game. It was pretty devastating when they called back the goal and you could tell the guys were a little bit deflated but they overcame it and they forgot about it and they moved on and to get a win like that it was an emotional win for us."
Buffalo is 4-0 in games decided by a shootout, while Ottawa fell to 0-5.