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Ottawa 5, Buffalo 2
When: 7:00 PM ET, Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Where: KeyBank Center, Buffalo, New York
Referees: Garrett Rank, Justin St. Pierre
Linesmen: Derek Amell, Brad Kovachik
Attendance: 16651

Tyler Ennis had a goal and an assist, and Craig Anderson stopped 28 shots to lead the visiting Ottawa Senators to a 5-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.

Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Mike Reilly, Mark Borowiecki and Nikita Zaitsev also scored goals for Ottawa, which won for just the second time in its last 12 games (2-5-5).

Sam Reinhart and Jack Eichel scored goals for Buffalo, which lost goaltender Linus Ullmark to a right leg injury with 9:32 remaining. Ullmark made 30 saves before being helped off the ice. Carter Hutton finished up and had four saves.

Ottawa, playing the second half of a back-to-back that began with a 4-3 shootout loss to New Jersey on Monday, scored first at the 3:59 mark of the first period on a power-play goal by Pageau, who redirected Thomas Chabot's spinning shot from the high slot past Ullmark's glove side. It was Pageau's 20th goal of the season.

Reinhart tied it later in the period with a power-play goal when he intercepted Ron Hainsey's clearing pass from behind the net and tucked it under Anderson's pads for his 18th goal of the season and sixth in the last nine games.

Ottawa regained the lead early in the second period on a power-play goal by Ennis, who snapped in a cross-ice pass from Drake Batherson from near the middle of the left circle for his 13th goal of the season.

Eichel made it 2-2 at the 8:48 mark of the second when he jammed in a rebound of a Zemgus Girgensons shot under Anderson. It was a career-high 29th goal in the 49th game of the season for Eichel, topping his previous best of 28 goals in 77 games last season.

Reilly then made it 3-2 with a power-play goal at 8:43 of the third, firing a shot from the left point past a screen by Brady Tkachuk. It was his first goal of the season and eighth of his career.

Buffalo pulled Hutton with 2:36 left while on the power play for a 6-on-4 advantage, but Borowiecki sealed the win with an empty-net goal, the 11th short-handed goal of the season for the Senators and third in two games. Zaitsev added another empty-netter with 5.3 seconds left to end the scoring.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Ottawa   Buffalo
Tyler Ennis 2 Points Jack Eichel 1
Tyler Ennis 1 Goals Jack Eichel 1
Drake Batherson 2 Assists Zemgus Girgensons 1
Tyler Ennis 1 Power Play Goals Sam Reinhart 1
Mark Borowiecki 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Craig Anderson .933 Save Percentage Carter Hutton 1.000
Craig Anderson 28 Saves Linus Ullmark 30
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Ottawa 39 5 3-4 3-4 8 27
Buffalo 30 2 1-4 1-4 8 32
Upcoming Games
  • Buffalo will play their next game at home against Montreal. The Sabres have a W/L % of .478 after a win and .407 after a loss.
  • Ottawa will play their next game at home against Washington. The Senators have a W/L % of .235 after a win and .424 after a loss.