Tyler Ennis recorded the hat-trick to guide the Ottawa Senators to a 5-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday evening in Ottawa.
Drake Batherson and Alex Formenton additionally scored for Ottawa (13-20-3) whereas Matt Murray made 32 saves for his third win of the season and 14th profession shutout.
The win got here at a price as Batherson went onerous into the boards late within the first interval and didn’t return. Dylan Gambrel additionally suffered an higher physique harm.
This was the primary of a four-game homestand for the Senators, who proceed to play with out followers within the Canadian Tire Centre.
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It was additionally the second straight dwelling sport in opposition to Buffalo (13-22-7) with out followers as the 2 met up one week in the past with the Sabres profitable 3-1.
Aaron Dell, who confronted 47 photographs, bought the beginning for the Sabres, however had a tough outing.
Late within the first, Batherson went to chase a puck behind the web and Dell gave him a shove which left him crashing into the boards feet-first. Batherson struggled to place weight on his left leg and wanted help down the tunnel.
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Dell’s evening did not get significantly better. Three first-period objectives was all Ottawa wanted to cement this one.
Formenton made it 4-0 halfway by way of the second. Tim Stutzle drew Dell out of his web and made a toe-drag cross to Formenton, who had a wide-open web for his eighth of the season.
Ennis accomplished the hat-trick with just below a minute remaining in regulation.
Ennis opened the scoring on the 15-minute mark of the primary on a ravishing give-and-go sequence with Adam Gaudette.
Batherson then picked up his thirteenth of the season on the facility play as Stutzle’s shot hit him earlier than hitting the submit. Nonetheless in an effort to clear the puck, Mattias Samuelsson ended up placing it in his personal web.
Ennis rounded out the scoring together with his second of the evening as he one-timed a shot previous Dell.