'The Ottawa Senators not only found a way to get a puck past resurgent Buffalo Sabres goalie Martin Biron, they also solved the Sabres' penalty-killing unit.'
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'Monday's game has been picked up by ESPN2.'
'After a scoreless first period, Alfredsson ended Biron's bid for a fourth consecutive shutout 54 seconds into the second period. Biron's shutout streak ended at 221 minutes 58 seconds. But rather than deflate the Sabres, the goal seemed to inspire them.'
'They have so little and so much in common, the Buffalo Sabres and Ottawa Senators. Fellows of the bankruptcy courts.'
'Perhaps there's something in the water in Rosemère, Quebec, which produces spellbinding goaltending. Just ask Patrick Lalime of the Ottawa Senators, Martin Biron of the Buffalo Sabres or J.S. Giguère of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. The three goaltenders have joined exclusive company by posting three consecutive shutouts during the past six weeks.'
It was a gutsy win.
This time, Mike Fishers night had more ups than downs.
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'“It was a great run,'' said Biron, who blanked Phoenix, Pittsburgh and Toronto in his previous three games. “I don't know if I'll ever get three back-to-back-to-back again.'''
'It was only fitting that two bankrupt teams whose purchase plans have reached sudden death played a game decided in overtime.'