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Avalanche rally to defeat Flames, boost playoff hopes

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Carl Soderberg
(1-0-1) tied the game at 9:09 of the third period and Mikkel Boedker (0-1-1) scored the lone goal in the shootout to help the Colorado Avalanche overcome deficits of 1-0 and 3-1 and earn their fifth victory in seven games.

* The Avalanche, who moved three points ahead of the idle Minnesota Wild for the final wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference, play the Wild once more in their remaining 10 games: March 26 at Pepsi Center. Minnesota has won three of their first four head-to-head matchups this season (MIN: 3-0-1, COL: 1-3-0).

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Reinhart helps Sabres defeat Senators

Buffalo forward joins rookie linemate Jack Eichel with 20 goals

by Joe Yerdon / Correspondent

Reinhart's PPG opens the scoring

BUF@OTT: Reinhart puts the Sabres ahead early

3/18/16: Sam Reinhart's initial rebound try is saved, but he flips another attempt off the glove of Craig Anderson and in for a power-play goal

  • 00:53 •

BUFFALO -- Sam Reinhart showed there is another Buffalo Sabres rookie worth watching this season.

Reinhart scored his 20th goal and had an assist to help the Buffalo Sabres defeat the Ottawa Senators 3-1 at First Niagara Center on Friday.

Reinhart gave the Sabres a 1-0 lead 2:07 into the first period with a power-play goal. After Senators defenseman Dion Phaneuf was called for slashing, Reinhart put a rebound of a Zemgus Girgensons shot past Senators goalie Craig Anderson.

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Situation Room

Video Review: OTT @ BUF - 3:53 of the Third Period

No goal Ottawa @NHL

Situation Room: OTT vs. BUF

Situation Room: Video review overturns goal

3/18/16: Officials conferred and determined Scott Gomez used hit glove to bat the puck into the net, reversing the call of a good goal

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At 3:53 of the third period in the Senators/Sabres game, the Situation Room initiated a video review to further examine a play at the Buffalo net. The original call was "good goal" but after the on-ice officials conferred with one another, they determined Scott Gomez used his hand to bat the puck into the net. Video review supported the final on-ice decision in accordance with Rule 67.6, which states that"a goal cannot be scored by an attacking player who bats or directs the puck with his hand into the net." No goal Ottawa.

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Video Review: OTT @ BUF - 1:55 of the First Period

No goal Buffalo @NHL

Situation Room: OTT vs. BUF

OTT@BUF: Play at Senators' net not reviewable

3/18/16: Upon review the referee determined play should have been stopped due to a delayed penalty, making the play at the net not reviewable

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At 1:55 of the first period in the Senators/Sabres game, the Situation Room initiated a video review to further examine a play at the Ottawa net. The referee informed the Situation Room that play should have been stopped when Ottawa's Dion Phaneuf played the puck because there was a delayed penalty against the Senators. According to Rule 15.1, "when the team to be penalized gains control of the puck, the Referee will blow his whistle to stop play and impose the penalty to the offending player." This is not a reviewable play therefore the referee's call on the ice stands - minor penalty to Phaneuf and no goal Buffalo.

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Sabres goalie Lehner out against Senators

Season-opening ankle injury still bothering Buffalo goaltender

by Joe Yerdon / Correspondent

SENATORS (33-30-8) at SABRES (28-33-10)


BUFFALO -- The Buffalo Sabres will be without goalie Robin Lehner and defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo when they face the Ottawa Senators on Friday.

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