Final OT

Buffalo won 4-1 (Game 3 of 5)

Buffalo won 4-1

Game 1: Friday, May 5th
Game 2: Monday, May 8th
Game 3: Wednesday, May 10th
Game 4: Thursday, May 11th
Game 5: Saturday, May 13th

7:00 PM ET, May 10, 2006

First Niagara Center, Buffalo, New York

1 2 3 OT T
OTT 0 0 2 02
BUF 1 0 1 13

J. Dumont (Sabres - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

R. Miller (Sabres - G): Saves: 26, Save Pct.: .929

M. Afinogenov (Sabres - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Ottawa at Buffalo 7:00 pm EDT

Ottawa at Buffalo 7:00 pm EDT Eastern Conference semifinals Sabres lead, 2-0

BUFFALO, New York (Ticker) - The Ottawa Senators need to continue playing just as desperately as they have been against the Buffalo Sabres. They just need a different result.

The fourth-seeded Sabres will try to open a commanding three games to none series lead on the top-seeded Senators when the teams skate together Wednesday in Game Three of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.

Buffalo was outshot badly in both games in Ottawa but prevailed in each in very contrasting styles. The Sabres posted a 7-6 overtime victory in Game One as the team rallied from five separate one-goal deficits before winning it on Chris Drury's tally just 18 seconds into the extra session.

In Game Two, Buffalo recorded a 2-1 triumph despite getting outshot by a 44-17 margin. Rookie goaltender Ryan Miller played spectacularly despite the heavy pressure and J.P. Dumont and Jochen Hecht scored for the Sabres, who have won four straight games and allowed one goal or fewer in three of those contests.

As for the Senators, they came out with a great deal of intensity and pressure in Game Two and attempted a stunning 81 shots but now must rally to win a series down two games to none - a situation in which they have failed in their previous four chances.

The teams will reunite here Thursday for a quick turnaround in Game Four.