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Live from Ottawa at Sabres (sort of)

There will not be a full live blog tonight of the Sabres hosting the Senators due to the stories being produced regarding Rick Martin, but there will be a few updates throughout the night.

First off, Steve Montador is scratched for the Sabres. He and Jordan Leopold had a rough night Saturday in Toronto.

5:03 p.m.: The Sabres are wearing a stick on their helmets with Martin's No. 7 and his name. Jhonas Enroth is in net.


5:10 p.m.: The game is underway following a pregame salute to Martin, which featured a taped speech by Rick Jeanneret, a standing ovation by the fans and moment of silence.

5:19 p.m.: Tyler Ennis gives the Sabres a 1-0 lead with 14:20 left.

5:27 p.m.: Jason Spezza's power-play goal with 11:08 left ties the game, 1-1.

5:33 p.m.: Thomas Vanek gives the Sabres a 2-1 lead with 7:34 to go.

5:47 p.m.: The teams head to the dressing room tied at 2-2. Colin Greenling scored for Ottawa with 1:44 remaining. The Senators hold a 16-13 shot edge.


6:10 p.m.: Ennis scores just 1:36 in to give the Sabres a 3-2 lead. Kudos to the Sabres' PR staff, which has begun producing between-period game notes. Good job by them.

6:12 p.m.: Paul Gaustad scores just 33 seconds later, with 17:50 to go, giving the Sabres a 4-2 lead and ending the night for Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson.

6:21 p.m.: Spezza banks in a shot off Enroth from behind the net with 10:21 left.

6:36 p.m.: Nathan Gerbe rips a slap shot over the left shoulder of goalie Curtis McElhinney to give the Sabres a 5-3 lead with 5:26 left.

6:47 p.m.: The Sabres hit intermission with a 5-3 lead anbd 29-24 shot deficit.


7:04 p.m.: And they're back.

7:33 p.m.: And so am I. The Sabres lead, 6-3, with 2:45 left. Jochen Hecht has left the game with an upper-body injury.

7:35 p.m.: Ottawa scores with 45 seconds left, but the Sabres will win. That's all for now.

---John Vogl

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