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Senators wrap homestand versus Sabres

Dec 4, 2010 - 3:44 PM (Sports Network) - Though the Senators have dominated their season series versus the Sabres as of late, Buffalo is starting to find its game at Ottawa's Scotiabank Place.

The Sens hope to break even tonight on a four-game homestand and prevent the Sabres from picking up a third straight victory in Canada's capital city.

Ottawa has won 10 of its last 12 games versus Buffalo, but those two losses have both come in the last two games played at Scotiabank Place. The Sabres recorded a tight 2-1 victory there on Oct. 8, getting 25 saves from Ryan Miller and a pair of goals from Derek Roy, but the Senators earned some revenge with a 4-2 triumph in Buffalo on Oct. 22.

Miller allowed three goals on 31 shots to fall to 2-5-2 in his last nine versus the Senators and Tim Connolly had two goals, while Ottawa was paced by Daniel Alfredsson's hat trick that included the 1,000th point of his career.

Alfredsson has 81 career points in 78 games versus the Sabres on 41 goals and 40 assists, including 12 goals and four helpers in his last 10 against them, as the Senators have still won 10 of their last 14 at home versus Buffalo.

Ottawa, though, was blanked by San Jose, 4-0, on Thursday in Dany Heatley's return to Scotiabank Place. The former Sens forward was playing in his old club's building for the first time since demanding a trade prior to the start of last season and was showered with boos throughout the game.

Pascal Leclaire yielded four goals on 33 shots for the Senators, who have lost four of their last five games and are 2-7 in their last nine. They have been held to a pair of goals or less in each of those seven losses while netting three tallies in both victories.

"We struggled to keep our intensity up throughout the game," said Ottawa's Chris Campoli.

Ottawa also fell to 1-2-0 on its homestand and 7-7-0 overall as the host.

Buffalo picked up a 5-0 victory over Columbus on Friday night, getting 19 saves from Miller for his first shutout of the season and 18th of his career. The Sabres had lost three of four coming in.

Drew Stafford, back in the lineup after missing the last 11 games with an upper-body injury, scored a goal and set up another for the Sabres, while Thomas Vanek and Tyler Ennis both registered a goal and two assists.

"That was one of our better overall efforts this year," Miller said.

While Stafford returned to action, Connolly sat out his fourth game in a row with a groin injury.

Buffalo will play its next two on the road and has lost three straight and six of its last eight as the guest.