The Capitals beat Buffalo 2-1 on Sunday, earning a victory backstopped by Semyon Varlamov's Semyon VarlamovSaves saves.
Washington was an underdog by -103 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Mathieu Perreault and Marcus Johansson each scored for the Capitals in the victory. Perreault opened the scoring for Washington, finding the back of the net at 6:09 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Matt Hendricks and Jason Chimera.
Semyon Varlamov stopped 28 of 29 Buffalo shots in the victory.
Jason Pominville scored for the Sabres, finding the net behind Semyon Varlamov.
Ryan Miller stopped 37 of 39 shots for the Sabres, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Washington went 1-for-5, while the Sabres were 1-for-2 with the man advantage.
Buffalo lost the shots on goal battle to Washington by a margin of 39-29.
Next game, Washington takes its act on the road to face Pittsburgh looking for another win. For Buffalo, they head home to face Atlanta.