Final OT

Series (Game 1 of 2)

Series tied 1-1

Game 1: Friday, September 19th
Sabres2Final
OT
Senators3
Game 2: Sunday, October 5th
Sabres5Final
Senators1

Sabres 2

(0-0-1, 1 pts)

Senators 3

(1-0-0, 2 pts)

7:00 PM ET, September 19, 2003

Broome County Arena

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

Top Skaters

OTTAWA 3, BUFFALO 2 (OT)

BINGHAMTON, New York (Ticker) -- Jason Spezza had a successful homecoming.

Spezza scored with 2:14 remaining in overtime, leading the Ottawa Senators to a 3-2 exhibition victory over the Buffalo Sabres.

Selected second overall in the 2001 draft, Spezza spent much of last season playing for the Senators' American Hockey League affiliate in Binghamton.

Spezza, who helped set up a goal by Marian Hossa early in the third period to give the Senators a 2-1 lead, put a shot past goaltender Ryan Miller for the game-winner.

Jody Hull also scored for Ottawa, which held a 30-27 edge in shots.

Defenseman Henrik Tallinder scored in the second period and Paul Gaustad tallied 4:01 into the third for the Sabres.

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