The Capitals earned a 4-2 victory over the Sabres on Wednesday at Verizon Center.
Washington was favored by -190 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Washington got goals from Matt Bradley, Dave Steckel, Alexander Semin, and Nicklas Backstrom in the victory. Backstrom opened the scoring at 12:31 of the first period.
Michal Neuvirth turned in a 31-save effort for the Capitals.
Jordan Leopold and Derek Roy scored for the Sabres, finding the net behind Michal Neuvirth.
Buffalo got a 25-stop effort from Ryan Miller in the loss.
On the power play, Washington went 1-for-2, while the Sabres were 1-for-4 with the man advantage.
Washington lost the shots on goal battle to Buffalo by a margin of 33-29.
Next game, Washington takes its act on the road to face Atlanta looking for another win. For Buffalo, they head home to face Los Angeles.