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Washington Skates Past Buffalo 5-4 - Recap

Washington got a pair of goals from Alex Ovechkin as the Capitals skated to a 5-4 victory over Buffalo on Tuesday at First Niagara Center.

Washington was favored by -140 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.

Alex Ovechkin (2), Mike Green (2), and Troy Brouwer each scored for the Capitals in the victory. Ovechkin opened the scoring for Washington, finding the back of the net at 3:49 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Nicklas Backstrom and Troy Brouwer.

Braden Holtby turned in a 23-save effort for the Capitals.

Cody Hodgson (2), Christian Ehrhoff, and Philip Varone scored for the Sabres, finding the net behind Braden Holtby.

Jhonas Enroth stopped 30 of 35 shots for the Sabres, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Washington scored 2 times on 3 chances on the power play, while Buffalo went 1-for-2 with the man advantage.

Buffalo lost the shots on goal battle to Washington by a margin of 35-27.

Next game, Washington takes its act on the road to face Columbus looking for another win. For Buffalo, they head on the road to face Phoenix.