Bobby Ryan scored the shootout winner as the Senators defeated the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 Tuesday night, snapping Ottawa’s three-game losing streak.
Ryan Dzingel also scored for the Senators (26-26-6), while Craig Anderson made 38 saves.
Matt Moulson scored the lone goal for the Sabres (23-28-7) as Robin Lehner stopped 25 shots.
Anderson made a huge save on Jack Eichel with 15 seconds remaining in overtime to force the shootout.
Tied 1-1 after two Ottawa’s third period was probably its best, but the Senators were unable to beat Lehner and were forced to overtime.
Anderson was the only reason the game remained tied after 40 minutes as Buffalo outshot Ottawa 18-9. He made a number of big saves to keep the Senators in this game.
Once again Ottawa gave up the first goal as Eichel made a brilliant behind the back pass to Moulson who beat Anderson short side at the six-minute mark of the first.
The Senators tied the game just over a minute later as Dzingel whacked away at a rebound and finally got it past Lehner for his first NHL goal.
The Sabres were without Evander Kane as he was suspended for the game after missing practice Monday.
Nick Paul made his NHL debut, he was the sixth player to do so this year for Ottawa.
The Senators rewarded fans who braved poor road conditions to make it to the game by offering 50 per cent off an upcoming game and a free ticket to those who were unable to attend due to the weather. Nearly 50 centimetres of snow fell in Ottawa on Tuesday.Report Typo/Error