Senators 5 - Sabres 2
The Ottawa Senators and their captain, Daniel Alfredsson showed their colors in game 1 of the NHL Eastern conference final. They defeated the Buffalo Sabres 5-2.
Ottawa dominated early on and took a 2-0 lead that was filled by a Buffalo surge halfway thru the match.
Ottawa then got away with the victory during the 3rd period as Oleg Saprykin scored the game winner, followed by Dany Heatley and Dean McAmmond in an empty net. Ottawa takes away Buffalo's comfort and home-ice advantage.
Game 2 is scheduled saturday at the HSBC center in Buffalo.
Eastern conference final.
Ottawa Senators 5 - Buffalo Sabres 2
(Ottawa lead the series 1-0)
(Picture: Getty images)