Senators pins the Sabres.
The Ottawa Senators took longer than they expected to defeat the Buffalo Sabres yesterday. This is a second victory for Ottawa at the HSBC centre in Buffalo. A goal by Joe Corvo at the 5th minute mark of the 2nd overtime period gave Ottawa a 4-3 victory.
The start of game 2 was chaotic for Ottawa as they fell quickly behind by 2-0. But as the game was unfolding, the Senators took the momentum to come back in the game and even take the lead by one goal, 3-2. But with only 6 seconds to go in the 3rd period, Daniel Briere worked his magic once again to tie the game in extremis at 3-3.
Joe Corvo shattered Buffalo's fans victory hopes with a shot from the blue line that found it's way in Ryan Miller's net. Buffalo will have to play desperate hockey to have a chance to get back into this series as Ottawa seems to be a better all-around team.
Games 3 and 4 are scheduled in Ottawa.
Eastern conference final.
Ottawa Senators 4 - Buffalo Sabres 3 (2nd overtime)
(Ottawa lead the series 2-0)
(Picture: Getty images)