The Buffalo Sabres started their season against their evil nemesis, the Ottawa Senators, and looked impressive in a 2-1 victory. The story of this game was the offensive play of the team and specifically Derek Roy who scored both of the goals for the Sabres and Tyler Ennis had two assists.
The offense was the story of this game with the Sabres outshooting the Senators 36-26 in the game and 29-12 through the first two periods. The Senators had 14 shots in the third period due to the five power plays in the third. The first Sabres goal was scored in the first period by Derek Roy on an impressive move:
Ottawa's only goal came in the second period started when Buffalo defenseman Jordon Leopold fumbled the puck in the offensive zone which led to a 2 on 1 break the other way. Chris Kelly ended up scoring the goal:
Finally, Derek Roy scored his second goal of the night on the power play after bouncing the puck off the goaltender and into the net:
On defense, most of the defense played well with some exceptions. Jordan Leopold had the miscue on the Senators only goal and Montador didn't help the situation by not taking away the pass across. Andrej Sekera had some miscues of his own. Miller looked up to his usual self making 25 saves on 26 shots and stopping all 14 shots from Ottawa in the third period.
The Sabres open up their home stand against the Rangers on Saturday night.