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Sabres vs Capitals Final: 3-2 - Recap

Thomas Vanek scored a pair of goals against the Capitals as Buffalo handed Washington a 3-2 defeat on Saturday at HSBC Arena.

Bettors who backed the Sabres were rewarded as +105 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.5.

Buffalo got goals from Thomas Vanek (2) and Steve Montador in the victory. Montador opened the scoring at 10:10 of the second period.

Ryan Miller turned in a 23-save effort for the Sabres.

Washington got goals from Nicklas Backstrom and Karl Alzner in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Braden Holtby stopped 24 of 27 shots for the Capitals, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Buffalo scored 1 time on 7 chances on the power play, while Washington went 0-for-1 with the man advantage.

Buffalo outshot Washington 27-25 in the game.

Next game, Buffalo takes its act home to face Vancouver looking for another win. For Washington, they head home to face Atlanta.