Sabres, Senators glad for a second chance By John Vogl NEWS SPORTS REPORTER The dream of a second chance has driven the Buffalo Sabres and Ottawa Senators for the better part of a year. The Sabres fell just 20 minutes short of the Stanley Cup finals last June. Getting that close has inspired and haunted them. The Senators, favorites to win the trophy last year, went home in May — courtesy of the Sabres. Ottawa often dreamed of a rematch with the upstarts. The second chance has arrived for both. The Sabres and Senators begin their Eastern Conference finals tonight in HSBC Arena, with glory and redemption awaiting the winner of the best-of-seven series. A win by the Sabres would finalize their season-long goal of playing for the Cup. A Senators victory would crush the fantasies of their playoff rival and deliver them to the trophy’s doorstep.