The Buffalo Sabres continued their impressive play on home ice with Saturday's 4-0 shut out of the Ottawa Senators who came in as one of the hottest teams in the NHL.  Robin Lehner stopped 37 shots including 16 in the third period for his fourth career shutout and first this season.

Kyle Okposo gave Buffalo a 1-0 first period lead and Lehner kept the Sabres in the game with save after save until Ryan O'Reilly deflected a shot by Rasmus Ristolainen into the net late in the second period to make it 2-0.  Sam Reinhart and Marcus Foligno closed out the Senators with third period goals.

Jack Eichel drew assists on the goals by Reinhart and Foligno.  The Sabres are 8-0-0 when Eichel has at least two points in a game.

The Sabres are 5-0-1 in their last six games on home ice and if they can continue that pace it'll help in making up ground in the playoff race.  The Sabres play seven of their next 11 games on home ice.

The Sabres play Monday night in New Jersey and are back home Tuesday night against San Jose.



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