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Buffalo at Ottawa

    Hamel scores natural hat trick for Senators in defeat to Sabres

    CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
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    OTTAWA -- Thomas Vanek scored three goals to offset Denis Hamel's natural hat trick for Ottawa as the Buffalo Sabres beat the Senators 4-3 on Friday night in an exhibition game.

    Hamel, a 29-year-old left wing battling for a roster spot with the Senators after leading the AHL in goals last season with 56, scored three straight times in a 3:22 span of the second period. He began the run with an even-strength goal, added a power-play score and finished the hat trick with a short-handed goal.

    Chris Drury pulled Buffalo (2-1-0) even with a power-play goal in the third, and Vanek completed the scoring on a power play with 9:19 left.

    Ottawa dropped to 1-2-0 in exhibition play.

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    Scoreboard
    Buffalo «1214
    Ottawa0303
    Scoring Summary
    1ST PERIOD
    2:41Power Play - Thomas Vanek - Assists: Maxim Afinogenov and Derek Roy
    2ND PERIOD
    2:27Thomas Vanek - Assists: Jason Pominville and Toni Lydman
    6:42Denis Hamel - Assist: Patrick Eaves
    9:14Power Play - Denis Hamel - Assists: Tomas Kudelka and Alexei Kaigorodov
    10:04Denis Hamel - Assist: Antoine Vermette
    14:01Power Play - Chris Drury
    3RD PERIOD
    9:19Power Play - Thomas Vanek - Assists: Derek Roy and Teppo Numminen
    Penalty Summary
    1ST PERIOD
    2:15Jeff Heerema: interference - minor
    2:55Jaroslav Spacek: interference - minor
    10:16Ryan Vesce: hooking - minor
    11:44Jason Spezza: tripping - minor
    15:13Ales Kotalik: slashing - minor
    19:41Michael Ryan: tripping - minor
    2ND PERIOD
    7:17Chris Drury: goaltender interference - minor
    9:43Charlie Cook: interference - minor
    13:54Charlie Cook: tripping - minor
    15:13Andy Hedlund: interference - minor
    3RD PERIOD
    4:38Jason Spezza: hooking - minor
    5:12Michal Barinka: interference - minor
    8:44Michal Barinka: high-sticking - minor
    8:44Charlie Cook: hooking - minor
    14:42Patrick Eaves: tripping - minor
    19:19Ales Kotalik: goaltender interference - minor
    19:19Andy Hedlund: slashing - minor
    19:55Denis Hamel: unsportsmanlike-conduct - minor
    SHOTS ON GOALS
     123OTT
    Ottawa8174 29
    Buffalo111413 38
    GAME INFORMATION
    Attendance - 16836
    Game Time - 60:00
    Referees - Chris Rooney, Dean Warren
    Line Judges - David Brisebois, Derek Nansen
     
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