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Recap - Capitals Defeat Buffalo 3-2

Washington skated to a 3-2 victory over Buffalo on Sunday in NHL action at Verizon Center.

Washington won as a -116 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Washington got goals from John Erskine, Alex Ovechkin, and Joel Ward in the victory. Ward opened the scoring at 16:02 of the first period.

Michal Neuvirth turned in a 22-save effort for the Capitals.

Buffalo got goals from Tyler Ennis and Marcus Foligno in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Ryan Miller stopped 27 of 30 shots for the Sabres, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Washington went 1-for-3, while the Sabres were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Washington outshot Buffalo 30-24 in the game.

Washington looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Senators. The Sabres will aim to get back on the winning track vs Toronto.