DON’T GET ME STARTED saw a relaxed team play a decent game in delivering a blow to the visiting Ottawa Senators 4-2.

Late in the third period, Buffalo scored a pair of goals only 12 seconds apart as it seemed the players were a little more relaxed now that the trading deadline has passed.

Players who Darcy Regier feels will be with the team next season, Brian Flynn and Adam had goals for the team while veterans Steve Ott and Jochen Hecht had the other two tallies.

Buffalo took the first lead of the game, then fell behind by a goal before mounting the comeback with 4 and a half minutes left in the game.  It was Buffalo’s first victory over Ottawa in four tries this season.

With only 10 games left in the season, the Sabres moved over Carolina, Tampa and Philadelphia to move into 11th place, a point behind 10th place Winnipeg and 3 behind 9th place New Jersey.  These teams were idle but still have games in hand on Buffalo.

The Rangers rest in 8th place in the Conference standings and a late goal by Rick Nash in the game against Pittsburgh sent the game into Overtime.  That gives the Rangers at least a point, and at least four points ahead of Buffalo in the standings.  The Rangers also have a game in hand on Buffalo.

Looks like it will be up to the kiddie corps now that 3 veterans have been dispatched to other teams on Don’t Get Me Started.

The “new look” Sabres took the lead at 6:21 when Luke Adams, who played most of the year in Rochester, took a slap shot that beat Robin Lehner to give Buffalo a 2-0 lead.  Naturally, it was the first goal of the season for Adams.

6 minutes later it was all tied up when Ottawa’s  Marc Methot slapped one past Miller for his second goal of the season at 12:29.

After a scoreless second period, the teams traded early goals in the final stanza.  First, Ottawa took a 2-1 lead at 1:41 when Eric Gryba took a wrist shot from the top of the right circle that just made the cage behind Miller.  Less than 2 minutes later, one of the more consistent players, Steve Ott, was in front of Lehrner to tip in a shot from Pysyk to tie the game 2-2 at 1:41.

Then with 5 ½ minutes left, the Sabres put the game away with two goals 12 seconds apart.  The game winner was scored by Brian Flynn when he backhanded a shot from close in at 14:37.  Right after the faceoff, Buffalo burst into the Senators zone where Jochen Hecht also took a backhand shot that beat Lehner at 14:49.  For Flynn it was his 4th of the season and for Hecht it was his third.

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