OTTAWA -- Hello again from Scotiabank Place, where the Internet is back working in the downstairs media room after disappearing in the press box late in the third period. What a mess for a bunch of swearing reporters. Oh well.
The Sabres beat Ottawa, 3-2, in overtime on a goal by Shaone Morrisonn. He was alone in front after work down low by Thomas Vanek and Jason Pominville. Morrisonn's first goal with Buffalo came after goaltender Brian Elliott turned aside the first point-blank chance.
"It’s a huge two points," Morrisonn said. "It’s nice to get that first one with the Sabres. It’s taken a little longer than I thought, but I’m just happy to get that one."
The goal was necessary after Ottawa tied the game with 6:04 remaining in regulation. Ryan Miller, who was penalized for tripping, was furious with the power-play goal by Sergei Gonchar. Miller was bumped by Nick Foligno when the goal went in.
"They said the puck was in before I was interfered with," Miller said. "I obviously strongly disagree with that version of what happened on the ice, and I let them know that."
Morrisonn's goal allowed the Sabres to head into the break on a 9-3-1 run. They are four points out of a playoff spot.
"We really had to dig ourselves out, and I think we should feel good about what we’ve done as we go into the break on a high note here," Miller said. "Guys should get their energy because that last push is the most intense. It feels good to get a couple wins and overall have a winning record going in."