Lehner shuts out Sens
Sabres put together a complete effort in 4-0 victory over Ottawa
After a tough loss on Thursday night, the Sabres wanted to maintain their composure and play the same style. They accomplished that on Saturday night as they defeated the Ottawa Senators by a 4-0 score at the KeyBank Center.
Robin Lehner had a spectacular night in goal, sweeping away all 37 shots he faced for his first shutout of the season. Lehner has gone 5-1-1 in his last seven starts and is playing confident hockey.
The Sabres got a much-needed pair of points, but it’s just a small step as they need to keep playing like this.
“It’s nice to get rewarded,” Jack Eichel said. “We played a good team game. To be able to hold them to no goals is a good accomplishment. We need to build on this, have a good practice tomorrow, go to New Jersey and get two points.”
Kyle Okposo looked to have a jump in his step all night and it paid off for him. He opened the scoring after a brilliant individual effort before putting the shot past Mike Condon.
Sam Reinhart had a pretty goal of his own after Eichel set the play up. Reinhart had a couple of chances in front and beat Condon in the top corner.
Condon’s night came to an end after Marcus Foligno took a quick shot from a sharp angle that went between his legs. He finished the night making 21 of 25 saves. Andrew Hammond came on in relief and stopped the only shot he faced.
“It’s a big win for us and it’s a good two points, but there’s still things we need to work on,” Robin Lehner said. “We want to be a better team.”
The Sabres will have a day off before they head to the Prudential Center to take on the New Jersey Devils. That game is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday.