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Senators put 4-1-0 record against Buffalo on the line tomorrow

Tuesday, 06.02.2007 / 12:00 AM / News
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Senators put 4-1-0 record against Buffalo on the line tomorrow
Ottawa Senators defenceman Joe Corvo will look to register his 100th career NHL point when the Senators visit the Buffalo Sabres tomorrow.

by Todd Anderson

Ottawa Senators goaltender Ray Emery looks to tie a career high in victories and defenceman Joe Corvo will be gunning for his 100th career NHL point, but a win is the main thing on the minds of the Senators as they prepare for a match against the Northeast Division-leading Buffalo Sabres tomorrow. A win over Buffalo would be a good first step heading into a week that also features two important games against the Montreal Canadiens.

"Looking at the schedule, this is a huge week for us," Senators alternate captain Chris Phillips said after practice today at the Bell Sensplex in Ottawa. "For our part, we have to just look at tomorrow's game. At the end of the week, though, we want to be able to look back and see that we've made up some ground."

Buffalo and Montreal hold down the top two spots in the division ahead of Ottawa.

While the Senators hold a 4-1-0 season-series lead over the Sabres, Senators head coach Bryan Murray knows Buffalo won't be intimidated by that record.

"I expect they will play close to their top game. We're comparable teams," Murray said. "The games have been real hard fought so far. We match fairly well..

"Our defence core and goaltender have to be good. We know guys like (Maxim) Afinogenov, (Chris) Drury, and guys of that nature are deadly if they're not."

Murray announced after practice today that Emery will start against Buffalo.

Senators forward Patrick Eaves is questionable for tomorrow's game. Eaves left practice early on Monday due to a sore ankle and didn't participate in today's practice. Brian McGrattan skated in his place today on a line with Christoph Schubert and Dean McAmmond.

Dany Heatley leads the Senators with five goals and 12 points in the five games against Buffalo this season. In 23 career games against Buffalo, he has 15 goals and 32 points.

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ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 35 22 11 2 95 84 46
2 TBL 36 21 11 4 117 96 46
3 DET 35 18 8 9 100 87 45
4 TOR 35 20 12 3 118 102 43
5 BOS 35 18 14 3 91 91 39
6 FLA 32 15 9 8 73 82 38
7 OTT 34 14 14 6 90 94 34
8 BUF 35 13 19 3 69 115 29

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 34 7 16 -14 23
K. Turris 34 7 16 -8 23
B. Ryan 31 7 14 4 21
M. Zibanejad 32 9 8 0 17
C. MacArthur 33 9 8 -6 17
M. Hoffman 31 10 6 13 16
M. Stone 32 8 8 5 16
A. Chiasson 31 7 8 -7 15
D. Legwand 34 6 8 -5 14
M. Michalek 30 3 6 -8 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 8 9 4 .929 2.41
R. Lehner 6 5 2 .909 2.93