Morrisonn nets winner, Sabres beat Ottawa

January 26, 2011 Updated Jan 26, 2011 at 12:17 AM EDT

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Morrisonn nets winner, Sabres beat Ottawa

January 26, 2011 Updated Jan 26, 2011 at 12:17 AM EDT

Ottawa (WKBW.com) Sabres defenseman Shawn Morrisonn picked a perfect time to score his first goal of the season. Morrisonn beat Ottawa goaltender Brian Elliott for the game winner in overtime, as the Sabres beat the Senators 3-2 on Tuesday night. The victory pulled the Sabres within 4 points of 8th place Atlanta in the Eastern Conference standings. Buffalo players are now off for the NHL All-Star Break until February 4th.



Trailing 1-0 in the first the Sabres would tie things up when rookie Paul Byron scored his first NHL goal. The Ottawa native scored in his hometown, putting home a pass from Tyler Ennis to tie the score at 1. Jochen Hecht then scored his 8th of the season at the 15:49 mark of the first to give Buffalo the 2-1 lead.



Things stayed at 2-1 until the Senators would tie the game on a controversial play in the third period. Sergei Gonchar beat Ryan Miller on the power play for his 6th of the season, but Miller was clearly interfered with on the play. A replay showed Senators winger Nick Foligno run into Miller in the crease during the goal. No call was made, and the game was tied at 2. Miller finished with 24 saves.



Chris Kelly put Ottawa on the board in the first period with his 11th goal of the season.

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