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Sabres beat Senators in 10th round of SO

Buffalo, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Zemgus Girgensons scored in the 10th round of the shootout to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators.

Girgensons, the 19th shooter, beat Robin Lehner with a backhand and Ryan Miller stoned Erik Condra on the ensuing attempt to seal the win.

Girgensons scored a goal in regulation and Miller made 35 saves for the Sabres, who won for only the second time in their last 10 games.

Milan Michalek lit the lamp for the Senators, who have had their last three games decided by shootout, losing two.

Michalek opened the scoring 6:25 into the first period after forcing a turnover in the Buffalo zone and dumping the puck off to Cory Conacher on a 2- on-1 break. Conacher snuck a pass back to Michalek, who was able to punch it into the back of the net.

Girgensons tied the game at 13:15 of the second period. After Christian Ehrhoff's shot was turned aside by Lehner, Girgensons recovered it on the goal line and fired a shot from a tough angle for his third goal of the season.

The teams will meet again in Ottawa on Thursday.

Game Notes

Both sides finished 0-for-3 on the power play ... The Sabres are 4-0 in shootouts this season ... Michalek has five goals this season.

12/10 22:32:22 ET