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Senators Win Goaltending Duel in Buffalo

10/04/2013 at 10:19pm EDT

Updated 10:45pm with video from NHL.com

As I write this post, David Poile's Predators are down by one in Denver. (update: now down by 2 as I post it)

But he should probably still be a happy man - because two of the guys competing for his attention in hopes of becoming team USA's starting goaltender in Sochi were putting on a clinic in Buffalo.

Craig Anderson and Ryan Miller stopped 80 of a combined 81 shots (Senators 46, Sabres 35) in a game that seemed like it would never see a goal until Miller's shutout bid was finally broken with 1:35 left in the third on a shot from Erik Karlsson.

Watch the goal that finally beat Miller below.

(vine courtesy @SensNation)

Both goaltenders made highlight real, game changing saves. It was going to be a tough loss for whichever team walked away without the two points.

The Senators managed 45 shots, but the top line of Bobby Ryan, Jason Spezza and Milan Michalek was never able to click. They'll be hoping they find their chemistry tomorrow in Toronto when they look to spoil the Leafs home opener and pick up more important divisional points as they continue on a 6 game road swing to start the season that will include a difficult tour of the west coast.

Updated 10:45:

NHL.com has video showing some of Anderson and Miller's work:

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