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Wrapping up Sabres-Sens

OTTAWA -- The Sabres are set to fly home with consecutive wins for the first time since Nov. 15. They are also flying home with a bit of history. Their victory over Ottawa was the first 1-0 shootout win in franchise history and only the 20th in NHL annals.

"We gave ourselves a chance to win, and we did," defenseman Jordan Leopold said. "We got two points. Maybe not the way we wanted to, but it’s two points, it’s a win, and we can build off this."

Ryan Miller has back-to-back shutouts and hasn't allowed a goal in 148 minutes, 14 seconds.

"We did a good job of getting ourselves in a position where we could get the extra point," Miller said. "A lot of history here, a lot of the core guys on each team have seen a lot of each other. It ends up being physical, and guys are not always going to take their risk. They’re going to hang in there and grind a little bit harder."

Sabres defenseman Shaone Morrisonn left midway through the second period with lingering effects of an elbow he took to the head from Columbus' Jared Boll on Friday.

"He just wasn’t feeling right after the hit last night," coach Lindy Ruff said. "We’d thought he’d be all right. He tried to play. It’s the curse of seven D. It seems like every time you do somebody gets hurt. It’s happened to us like three or four times."

---John Vogl

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

@BuffNewsVogl | jvogl@buffnews.com

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Buffalo Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and can vouch that exposed flesh freezes instantly when walking in downtown Winnipeg in January.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

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