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The Buffalo Sabres have suffered just five regulation losses this season, but two have come to the Ottawa Senators.

The Sabres look for a better showing Saturday when they host the slumping Senators in the fourth meeting between the Northeast Division rivals this season.

Buffalo was outshot 33-16 Thursday and has been outshot 99-73 over its last three games, but has still managed to win all of them. Ottawa, on the other hand, hasn't been as fortunate.

The Senators were outshot 33-22 Thursday en route to being shut out for the third time this season, 6-0 at Nashville. Ottawa fell to 1-4-0 without captain Daniel Alfredsson, who has missed five straight games with a hip injury.

Before Alfredsson got hurt, the Senators had won eight of nine, with the right wing recording a point in each of those victories. Ottawa has also been without defenseman Wade Redden, who has been sidelined for seven games with chest and shoulder injuries.

"There is no doubt those guys are big players for us, but we are not going to make excuses," defenseman Chris Phillips said. "This is an opportunity for everyone to step up and have more responsibility, and we didn't do that."

Ottawa's Ray Emery has stepped up against Buffalo, going 6-1-1 with a 2.67 goals-against average in eight starts, but is coming off a dismal outing. He allowed six goals on 14 shots Thursday before getting pulled in favor of Martin Gerber, who is 3-4-0 with a 3.68 GAA against the Sabres.

Buffalo's Ryan Miller has been tough to solve this season, going 17-3-2 with a 2.59 GAA, but he's lost three of his last four starts against Ottawa.

Jason Spezza, who leads Ottawa with 23 assists and 40 points, has a seven-game point streak against Buffalo with three goals and seven assists in that span. Dany Heatley, who hasn't registered a point in a season-high four straight games, has five points against the Sabres this season.

The Senators are concluding a four-game road trip while the Sabres are playing the second of three straight games at home, where they are 5-0-1 in their last six contests.

Both Alfredsson and Schaefer are expected to return to the lineup in tonights game.

You can catch the game on CBC at 7:00 ET.:D
 

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The loss to Nashville was terrible. Not at all Emery's fault. They should have been more prepared, especially after being outplayed by the Red Wings in their previous game. They got away with the victory, but Emery had to make about 43 saves.

They'll need to play better. Alfreddson and Schaefer might both be in tonight's game. The team as a whole will need a much better effort tonight.

P.S. Nice sig at the bottom. That 3rd one is sick. :cool:
 
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