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Anderson leads Senators to 2-0 win against Sabres

Updated at: 02/12/2013 11:08 PM
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(AP) OTTAWA - Craig Anderson made 42 saves and Erik Karlsson and Erik Condra scored goals less than two minutes apart in the second period as the Ottawa Senators defeated the Buffalo Sabres 2-0 on Tuesday night.

Anderson, who picked up his second shutout of the season, was especially sharp in the third period with the Sabres pressing for the tie as the Senators snapped a mini two-game slide.

Ryan Miller made 29 saves in taking the loss for Buffalo.

Scoreless after the first period, the Senators had a number of great chances in the second but couldn’t beat Miller until Karlsson moved in shorthanded and blasted a shot just over the Buffalo goalie’s left pad at 15:20.

Condra then doubled the Ottawa 1:54 later, banging home a loose puck off a scramble in front Miller’s goal.

Daniel Alfredsson had a chance to open the scoring for the Senators on the power play prior to the two-goal barrage, but the Ottawa captain’s one-timer missed the net with Miller at his mercy.

Buffalo had a chance to get back in the game midway through the third when Ottawa’s Jim O’Brien went off for holding and Kyle Turris was whistled for high sticking to set up a two-man advantage for 14 seconds. But Anderson and the Senators penalty killers did the job against a Sabres power play that finished the night 0-for-4.

Ottawa’s Jakob Silfverberg had a chance to stretch the Senators’ lead to three on a power play later in the period, but Miller sprawled to make a diving save at the side of the Buffalo net.

The Sabres held a 13-7 shot advantage in the first period but couldn’t solve Anderson.

Ottawa finished 0 for 8 on the power play.

Notes: Ottawa visits Pittsburgh on Wednesday, while Buffalo is home to Boston on Friday. ... Attendance at Scotiabank Place was 18,429.

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