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Alex Ovechkin scored once in regulation and again in a shootout to help the Washington Capitals rally for a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night.
Matt Hendricks also scored for Washington in the shootout, while Capitals goalie Braden Holtby stopped both of Buffalo's shootout attempts. Mike Green capped a two-goal third-period rally and forced overtime by scoring with 40 seconds left. Troy Brouwer had a goal and assist for Washington, which bounced back from a 3-2 loss to the Islanders on Tuesday to improve to 4-1 in its past five.
Ville Leino scored twice and Christian Ehrhoff also scored for the Sabres, who are 0-1-2 in their past three, and continued to slip in the standings.
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The Washington Capitalse simply refused to die on Saturday night in Buffalo, New York, battling back from two two-goal deficits to beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 in a shootout at First Niagara Center. The Sabres took leads of 2-0 and 3-1, but could not put away Washington, who got goals from Alex Ovechkin, Troy Brouwer, and then Mike Green to draw...
On Saturday the Washington Capitals and Buffalo Sabres were dead locked in overtime when Capitals forward Mike Ribiero thought he had a free game-winning goal. Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth had other ideas and made a miraculous diving save. Ribiero was in total disbelief afterwards and could do nothing but skate to the bench and look to the sky. The Capitals would go on to win...
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