Last night the Ottawa Senators met up with the Buffalo Sabres and ended up with a 5-3 victory. Senators backup goalie Brian Elliot replaced injured starter Pascal Leclaire to start the third and made 16 saves to pick up the win as Ottawa topped the Buffalo Sabres 5-3. Daniel Alfredsson led the way with two goals and an assist for Ottawa and Filip Kuba scored his first of the season as part of a four-point night as the Senators (11-6-3) extended their winning streak to three games. Chris Kelly and Milan Michalek, with the game-winner, also scored for the Senators in front of 17,206 at Scotiabank Place.
Much more impressive was the way the Sens beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2 nights ago. Suiting up for the 800th game of his NHL career, Senators defenceman Chris Phillips led the attack in a 6-2 victory by scoring 2 goals. Mike Fisher chipped in with three assists, while Chris Kelly, Alex Picard and Nick Foligno all had two-point efforts. Goaltender Pascal Leclaire wasn’t tested a lot by the Pens, but he made 25 stops. Milan Michalek, Matt Carkner and Jonathan Cheechoo also scored for the Senators.
Leclaire had a 30 save starring role in a 3-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on the 17th. Fisher had 2 goals and Michalek had the 3rd, his 8th of the season. On the 14th we lost 1-2 to the New York Rangers in which Brian Lee scored for Ottawa. And last week Friday we had a bad 1-5 loss to Philadelphia in which only Fisher scored.