OTTAWA (WIVB) - Friday night, the Sabres exploded for five goals. Ryan Miller's shutout was a side story. Saturday in Ottawa, Miller was the main story as just one Sabres goal was enough.
Miller's second straight shutout was the key to the Sabres 1-0 shootout win over the Senators. Miller made 32 saves for his second shutout of the season.
Thomas Vanek scored the only goal of the game. It came on a slapshot in shootout, has he beat Sens goalie Brian Elliott.
Neither team could find the net as Miller and Elliott were sharp throughout the game. In the shootout, Vanek's was the only goal. Miller stopped Alex Kovalev and Daniel Alfredsson. The final shooter, Jason Spezza, never got a shot off with the game on the line. Jason Pominville was stopped in the shootout by Elliott.
Its the first 1-0 shootout win in Sabres history. Its Buffalo's third straight win the Scotiabank Place, after previously losing ten of the previous 12 games there.
Sabres defenseman Shaone Morrissonn left the game in the second period with an upper body injury. Drew Stafford sat out after taking a hard hit into the boards on Friday night. Chris Butler played forward, then moved back to defense late in the game.
The Sabres visit Boston on Tuesday.