Buffalo vs Washington Wrap - Washington Wins 5-4
Mike Knuble scored twice to lead the Capitals over Buffalo 5-4 on Saturday at Verizon Center.
Washington was favored by -161 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Washington got goals from Mike Knuble (2), Jason Arnott, Alexander Semin, and Alex Ovechkin in the victory. Knuble opened the scoring at 0:37 of the first period.
Michal Neuvirth turned in a 34-save effort for the Capitals.
Drew Stafford (2), Paul Gaustad, and Thomas Vanek scored for the Sabres, finding the net behind Michal Neuvirth.
Buffalo got a 30-stop effort from Jhonas Enroth in the loss.
On the power play, Washington went 2-for-2, while the Sabres were 1-for-2 with the man advantage.
Buffalo outshot Washington 38-35 in the game.
Washington looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Maple Leafs. The Sabres will aim to get back on the winning track at Carolina.