Satan, Sabres Slash Senators in Double OT
The win gave Buffalo a 2-0 lead in the best-of-7 Eastern Conference quarter-final series. The series shifts to Buffalo for Game 3 on Sunday night and Game 4 on Tuesday night.
After a turnover in the neutral zone, Jason Woolley took a shot from the left point that Damian Rhodes kicked out with his left pad. The rebound came out to Satan, who was standing alone to the right of the net and he slapped it into the empty net.
Satan tied the game 6:43 into the third period on a power play when he lunged into the crease to poke in a puck lying on the goal line after Michael Peca's shot sneaked by Rhodes.
Joe Juneau, returning to the lineup from a concussion, scored 58 seconds into the game on the first shot on Rhodes, who replaced Game 1 starter Ron Tugnutt in the Ottawa net.
Shawn McEachern and Daniel Alfredsson scored power-play goals in the second period for Ottawa.
The Sabres set the Senators on their heels early when Satan set up Juneau alone at the side of the net to beat Rhodes.
Rhodes gave his teammates a boost in the final minute of the period when he stopped Peca from the slot and then made a glove save on Alexei Zhitnik on the rebound.
The Senators found a way to beat Buffalo goaltender Dominik Hasek in the second, when they outshot the Sabres 13-3 and brought the sellout crowd of 18,500 back into the game.
Only 2:53 into the second, McEachern slid the rebound of Nelson Emerson's point shot under Hasek to tie the game at 1.
Alfredsson was in the slot to deflect Wade Redden's point shot past Hasek on another power play at 12:04.
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