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SABRES’ GAME 5 OVERTIME WIN OVER SENS IN ’06 PLAYOFFS UP NEXT IN MSG CLASSIC GAME SERIES

Tuesday, 11.20.2012 / 3:00 PM / News
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SABRES\u2019 GAME 5 OVERTIME WIN OVER SENS IN \u201906 PLAYOFFS\r\nUP NEXT IN MSG CLASSIC GAME SERIES
BUFFALO, N.Y. (November 20, 2012) --- The Buffalo Sabres today announced that MSG will continue its Sabres programming lineup on Monday nights with the premiere of another classic game on Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. The night\u2019s episode will focus on the Sabres\u2019 thrilling overtime victory against the Ottawa Senators in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals during the 2006 Stanley Cup playoffs.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (November 20, 2012) --- The Buffalo Sabres today announced that MSG will continue its Sabres programming lineup on Monday nights with the premiere of another classic game on Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. The night’s episode will focus on the Sabres’ thrilling overtime victory against the Ottawa Senators in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals during the 2006 Stanley Cup playoffs.

Viewed as underdogs to the top-seeded Sens, the Sabres forged a 3-1 series lead heading into Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinal round. Despite Buffalo controlling the advantage in games, every game of the series had been close. Each game was decided by one goal with Buffalo eking out overtime wins in Game 1 and Game 3 of the series.

Game 5 took place at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa and, with a berth to the Eastern Conference final on the line, Buffalo and Ottawa remained tied, 2-2, the end of regulation. The Sabres, left short-handed because of an early penalty, managed to score a goal 2:26 into the extra period and secured the win against their division rivals. The victory sent the Sabres to the Eastern Conference final round for the third time in franchise history.

The game will be aired in a two-hour broadcast with special commentary provided by longtime Sabres play-by-play announcer Rick Jeanneret. Jeanneret marked the Sabres’ victory in the game with his now-famous call, "Oh, now do you believe? Now do you believe? These guys are good, scary good!"

Prior to the classic game broadcast, MSG will show another re-airing of “Buffalo Sabres: French Connection Statue Unveiling” at 7 p.m.

Viewers in the Buffalo and Rochester markets will be able to watch the programming on MSG, while viewers in the Syracuse, Binghamton and Albany markets can watch on the MSG+ network. DirecTV subscribers can view Monday’s classic game broadcast on channels 638 and 638-1(HD).

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82