Turris helps Senators past Sabres

Erik Condra combined with newly acquired Ottawa center Kyle Turris on the first of Condra's two goals and lifted the Senators on to a 4-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.

Turris, acquired from Phoenix on Saturday, forced a turnover in the neutral zone as Condra raced in with the puck. He dropped a pass to Turris, whose shot from the right side was stopped by goalie Ryan Miller. Turris batted the rebound across to Condra, who put the puck into the open net to give Ottawa its second lead.

Erik Karlsson scored the Senators' third goal on a power play at 17:49. Condra netted his second of the game into an empty net at 18:14.

Zack Smith scored his ninth goal of the season in the first, and Craig Anderson made 22 saves for the Senators, who have won three of four.

Jordan Leopold drew Buffalo even at 1-1 with a power-play goal 13:12 into the second. Miller stopped 35 shots after allowing five goals in 30 minutes in Saturday's 8-3 loss at Pittsburgh.

Marcus Foligno and Derek Whitmore made their NHL debuts for the Sabres. Foligno, 20, faced 24-year-old brother, Nick, an Ottawa left wing. The Foligno brothers, born in Buffalo, are the sons of Mike Foligno, who had 355 goals and 727 points during a 15-year NHL career. He spent 10 seasons with the Sabres from 1981-90.

Turris played his first game for the Senators, centering a line with Nick Foligno and Condra. Drafted No. 3 overall by Phoenix in 2007, Turris was acquired by Ottawa on Saturday in a trade that sent rookie defenseman David Rundblad to the Coyotes along with a second-round pick in 2012.

Chris Neil took a lead pass from Matt Carkner and flipped the puck past Sabres defenseman Mike Weber at the Buffalo blue line to create a breakaway that led to the Senators' first goal 11:48 in. Miller stuck out his left pad to deny Neil, but Smith put in the rebound.

Sabres center Paul Gaustad sent Ottawa's Jesse Winchester flying headfirst into the boards with a check from behind about 3 minutes into the game.

Winchester lay on the ice and then struggled to his feet. He was wobbly as he tried to skate down the ice to rejoin the play. A trainer met the Senators center near the bench and helped him to the dressing room, but he didn't return. No penalty was called.

NOTES: Mike Foligno, who also played for Detroit, Toronto and Florida, was in attendance along with a group of 30 family and friends. He coached Marcus and Nick with their junior team in Sudbury, Ontario. ... Marcus Foligno was selected by the Sabres in the fourth round of the 2009 draft. He had nine goals and three assists with AHL Rochester. ... Senators C Jason Spezza extended his point streak to six games with an assist on Karlsson's power-play goal. Spezza, last week's NHL first star, has three goals and nine assists during his streak. ... Neil got his 100th assist on Smith's goal.