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Buffalo Falls 5-3 to Capitals - Recap

The Sabres came up short Sunday against the Capitals, falling 5-3.

Bettors who backed the Capitals were rewarded as -126 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.

Washington got goals from Jason Chimera, Alex Ovechkin, Troy Brouwer, Mathieu Perreault, and Marcus Johansson in the victory. Ovechkin opened the scoring at 0:19 of the first period.

Braden Holtby stopped 27 of 30 Buffalo shots in the victory.

Buffalo got goals from Cody Hodgson (2) and Brian Flynn in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Ryan Miller stopped 20 of 25 shots for the Sabres, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Washington went 1-for-4, while the Sabres were 1-for-3 with the man advantage.

Buffalo outshot Washington 30-25 in the game.

Washington heads into a battle against the Penguins. Buffalo, meanwhile, will have their next action against Montreal.