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Sabres blanked in Ottawa 4-0

Craig Anderson stops 35 shots for his second shutout win this season

March 26, 2019 - 7:42 pm

Playing their second game in two nights, the Buffalo Sabres were shut out on Tuesday, 4-0 at the hands of the Ottawa Senators in Canada's capital city. Craig Anderson made 35 saves for his second shutout of the season and 42nd of his career, moving him into third place among U.S.-born goaltenders.

The Senators put a pair of goals on the board in the final minutes of the first period courtesy of Anthony Duclair and Brian Gibbons. Duclair skated alone to the right of Carter Hutton, gained possession and lifted a backhand into the net for the 1-0 lead. Gibbons added his seventh of the season with 11-seconds remaining in the period, re-directing a Christian Jaros shot by Hutton. 

Both teams skated to a scoreless second period, but Ottawa struck quickly with two goals to start the third. Rudolfs Balcers put the Senators up 3-0 at 5:54 followed by Magnus Paajarvi's 10th exactly 90-seconds later.

Playing in his first career NHL game, Sabres defenseman Will Borgen saw 14:20 of ice time, dishing out three hits along the way. Rasmus Dahlin led all skaters with 22:29 time on ice. 


Goal Summary:

First Period:

OTT: 17:07 - Anthony Duclair (16) (Oscar Lindberg, Thomas Chabot); 19:49 - Brian Gibbons (7) (Christian Jaros)

Second Period: 


Third Period: 

OTT: 5:54 - Rudolfs Balcers (5) (Bobby Ryan, Thomas Chabot); 7:24 - Magnus Paajarvi (10) (Christian Wolanin, Brian Gibbons)


Penalty Summary:

First Period:

BUF: 4:27 - Alexander Nylander (Tripping - 2 min.); 14:38 - Rasmus Dahlin (Hooking - 2 min.)
OTT: 1:03 - Rudolfs Balcers (Hooking- 2 min.)

Second Period:

BUF: 3:54 - Brandon Montour (Unsportsmanlike conduct - 2 min.)
OTT: 15:46 - Mark Borowiecki (Boarding - 2 min.)

Third Period: 

BUF: 5:19 - Alexander Nylander (High sticking - 2 min.)

Shots on Goal:

BUF: 35 (13, 9, 13)
OTT: 31 (16, 7, 8)


BUF: Carter Hutton - 27 saves
OTT: Craig Anderson - 35 saves

Power Plays:

BUF: 0 for 2
OTT: 1 for 4

Three Stars:

  1. Craig Anderson - OTT
  2. Brian Gibbons - OTT
  3. Thomas Chabot - OTT

What's Next:

The Sabres return home to face the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday at 7 p.m. Hear the call on WGR 550, starting with pre-game coverage at 6 p.m. with Mike Schopp and the Bulldog at (716) Food and Sport.

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