Sabres top Sens in season opener

Posted on October 8, 2010

Sabres top Sens in season opener

Pascal Leclaire nearly stole the show on opening night at Scotiabank Place.

But thanks to a happy homecoming for Derek Roy, Leclaire couldn’t steal two points.

The Senators goaltender promised he’d step up when the lights were turned on for real and he delivered with a 34-stop performance, but it wasn’t enough in a 2-1 loss to the Buffalo Sabres in front of 19,350 fans.

Only centre Chris Kelly was able to beat Buffalo goalie Ryan Miller on the 26 shots he faced. Ottawa went 0-for-6 on a power play that featured defenceman Sergei Gonchar — including two opportunities in the dying minutes.

Leclaire was a human highlight reel.  

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