Posted February 06, 2014 on AP on Fox
Milan Michalek scored his second goal of the game with 23 second left as the Ottawa Senators defeated the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Thursday. The Sabres had fought back to tie the game with two third-period goals, but Senators captain Jason Spezza found Michalek in the slot and he beat Jhonas Enroth over the shoulder for the winner. Erik Karlsson also scored for the Senators and Craig Anderson made 30 saves. Tyler Ennis and Drew Stafford scored for the Sabres, who lost for the fourth straight time. Enroth made 33 saves. The Senators led 1-0 heading into the third and then the play opened up. It started with Michalek doubling the Senators' lead 10 seconds into the period on a perfect pass from Spezza, allowing Michalek to redirect the puck. Spezza nearly scored himself on a great individual effort as he fought through the Sabres defense but was stopped by Enroth. Ottawa got into penalty trouble but was fortunate when Ennis hit the post on one power play. The Sabres had a five...

Ottawa Senators down Buffalo Sabres 3-2

The Senators had a tough time putting the Buffalo Sabres in their place. Milan Michalek had his first multi-goal game of the year -- including the winner with 21 seconds left -- as the Senators scored a dramatic 3-2 victory over the Sabres Thursday night. Michalek's second of the night on a setup from captain Jason Spezza sent the 18,426 home happy after the Senators blew a...

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