Found January 01, 2012 on Queen City Sports:
Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. – Bobby Butler didn’t care how many times he and his Ottawa Senators had shots bounce off the goal post. So long as the last one went in, he was happy. After having two of his shots hit the post, the rookie forward scored the decisive goal in the fifth round of the shootout in a 3-2 win Saturday night over the slumping Buffalo Sabres, who fell to 1-5-1 in their past seven games. “After a couple of posts, I was feeling it,” Butler said. “And that’s why coach maybe gave me the chance. It felt good to get the two points.” The Senators improved to 5-1-1 in their past seven games by essentially ringing in the new year in a game in which they unofficially hit six posts — the Senators say it was eight. “Oh yeah, I’ve heard the ding-dong quite a few times,” Senators coach Paul MacLean said. “That just means you’re shooting the puck and getting opportunities.” And MacLean acknowledged he rewarded Butler with a shootout attempt based on how well he played
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