Jakub Vrana, Washington Capitals (Photo by Kevin Hoffman/Getty Images)
After tough losses to the New York Islanders and Boston Bruins, the Washington Capitals avoided the trap game against the Buffalo Sabres and prevailed to a 4-3 win.
Unlike the previous night, the Caps got off to a good start in the opening period. Brenden Dillon scored his second goal of the season on a shot from downtown. Justin Schultz and T.J. Oshie had the helpers and the goal came at 2:39.
The Caps doubled their lead at 11:39 with Alex Ovechkin‘s 21st goal of the season.