Buffalo 5, Washington 1

Saturday, November 26, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 12-9-0-1 8-2-0-1 4-7-0-0 L2
Buffalo 13-9-0-1 6-6-0-1 7-3-0-0 W1


Rookie Luke Adam scored a pair of goals and Jhonas Enroth bounced back from a rough outing with 26 saves as the host Buffalo Sabres routed the Washington Capitals 5-1 Saturday.

Adam opened the scoring midway through the first period and added some insurance early in the third to pace the Sabres, who ended an ugly three-game losing skid.

Enroth was sharp from start to finish, atoning nicely after being given the hook in Friday's 5-1 defeat at the hands of the Columbus Blue Jackets. The 23-year-old improved to 8-3-1 on the season with his first victory in a week.

Adam and Jason Pominville gave Buffalo a 2-0 lead before Washington responded on a penalty-shot goal from Jason Chimera 6:39 into the second period. It was the third goal in three games for Chimera, who leads the team with nine tallies.

Zach Kassian restored the two-goal advantage just 27 seconds later, and Adam extended the edge 1:12 into the third, lugging the puck out of the corner before rifling a shot past Capitals netminder Tomas Vokoun.

Jochen Hecht rounded out the scoring with a shorthanded goal with 5:21 remaining.

Top Game Performances

Washington   Buffalo
Jason Chimera 1 Points Luke Adam 2
Jason Chimera 1 Goals Luke Adam 2
Jason Chimera 0 Assists Christian Ehrhoff 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals Jochen Hecht 1
Tomas Vokoun .821 Save Percentage Jhonas Enroth .963
Tomas Vokoun 23 Saves Jhonas Enroth 26

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Washington 27 1 0-4 2-2 6 32
Buffalo 28 5 0-2 4-4 10 26

Upcoming Games

  • Buffalo will play its next game at home against NY Islanders. The Sabres have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .636 after a loss.
  • Washington will play its next game at home against St. Louis. The Capitals have a W/L % of .692 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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