NHL: Ottawa 5, Buffalo 3

Nov. 21, 2009 at 11:19 PM

OTTAWA, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Daniel Alfredsson had two goals and an assist to lead Ottawa past the visiting Buffalo Sabres 5-3 Saturday.

Pascal Leclaire sparkled in goal for Ottawa, stopping 24-of-25 shots through two periods before being replaced by Brian Elliott due to an unspecified injury Leclaire apparently suffered when he did the splits on a breakaway in the second period.

Elliott made 14 saves in the final 20 minutes and was credited with the win.

Chris Kelly and Milan Michalek scored for the Senators. Filip Kuba added a goal and had three assists.

Thomas Vanek, Patrick Kaleta and Jason Pominville scored for the Sabres. Patrick Lalime allowed all five Ottawa goals on 26 shots.

Alfredsson scored at 8:14 of the second period to put Ottawa ahead 2-1. His second goal made it 5-1 at 8:00 of the third period.

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