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Buffalo Falls 3-1 to Capitals - Recap

Alex Ovechkin was the difference, potting a pair for Washington on Friday as the Capitals skated off with a 3-1 victory over the Sabres at Verizon Center.

Washington was favored by -152 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Washington got goals from Alex Ovechkin (2) and Nicklas Backstrom in the victory. Ovechkin opened the scoring at 1:42 of the first period.

Tomas Vokoun turned in a 25-save effort for the Capitals.

Jochen Hecht scored for the Sabres, finding the net behind Tomas Vokoun.

Buffalo got a 18-stop effort from Ryan Miller in the loss.

On the power play, Washington went 1-for-2, while the Sabres were 0-for-1 with the man advantage.

Washington lost the shots on goal battle to Buffalo by a margin of 26-21.

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