Buffalo 3, Washington 2

Saturday, November 13, 2010 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 12-4-1-0 8-1-0-0 4-3-1-0 L1
Buffalo 6-9-3-0 1-6-1-0 5-3-2-0 W1


Thomas Vanek netted his second goal of the game exactly four minutes into overtime as the Buffalo Sabres recorded their first home win of the season with a 3-2 triumph over the Washington Capitals on Saturday.

Defenseman Steve Montador also tallied and Jordan Leopold notched three assists for Buffalo (6-9-3), which improved to 1-6-1 at HSBC Arena this season. Entering the game, the Sabres were outscored 25-13 at home.

Ryan Miller returned to the ice for the first time since Oct. 29 and turned aside 23 shots to improve his record to 4-5-2 on the season. The defending Vezina Trophy winner was sidelined with a knee injury.

Vanek faked a forehand shot in overtime before backhanding the puck past rookie Braden Holtby for his sixth goal of the season to end the game.

Nicklas Backstrom scored and defenseman Karl Alzner netted his first goal of the season for Southeast Division-leading Washington (12-4-1), which saw its six-game winning streak come to an end.

Holtby turned aside 24 shots to suffer his first loss of the season. The 21-year-old Saskatchewan native fell to 2-0-1 on the season.

Top Game Performances

Washington   Buffalo
Karl Alzner 1 Points Jordan Leopold 3
Karl Alzner 1 Goals Thomas Vanek 2
Jason Chimera 1 Assists Jordan Leopold 3
N/A Power Play Goals Thomas Vanek 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Braden Holtby .889 Save Percentage Ryan Miller .920
Braden Holtby 24 Saves Ryan Miller 23

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Washington 25 2 0-1 5-6 14 33
Buffalo 27 3 1-6 1-1 4 25

Upcoming Games

  • Buffalo will play its next game at home against Vancouver. The Sabres have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Washington will play its next game at home against Winnipeg. The Capitals have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .750 after a loss.
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