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Five Senators score in win against Sabres

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Five players scored for the Ottawa Senators in their 5-2 victory against the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center on Wednesday.

Max McCormick opened the scoring at 6:00 of the second period, and Alex Chiasson scored 1:59 later to increase the Senators lead to 2-0.

Zack Stortini's goal at 9:26 of the second period gave Ottawa a 3-0 lead.

Evander Kane, playing in his first game with the Sabres after being acquired in a trade with the Winnipeg Jets on Feb. 11, scored a shorthanded goal at 2:23 of the third period to make it 3-1. After Mika Zibanejad scored to restore Ottawa's three-goal lead, Kane scored with the Sabres on the power play with 3:34 remaining to make it 4-2.

Senators center Ryan Dzingel scored an empty-net goal 30 seconds later.

Ottawa goalie Matthew O'Connor made denied each of the 18 shots he faced before being relieved by Chris Driedger, who allowed two goals on 24 shots.

Buffalo goalie Robin Lehner made 16 saves on 19 shots. Andrey Makarov made five saves on six shots in 19:18.

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