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Recap - Capitals Defeat Buffalo 4-3

Washington earned a 4-3 victory over Buffalo on Friday, but needed a shootout to do it at Capital One Arena.

Washington won as a +102 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Jakub Vrana, Nicklas Backstrom, and Nic Dowd each scored for the Capitals in the victory. Backstrom opened the scoring for Washington.

Vitek Vanecek turned in a 24-save effort for the Capitals.

Eric Staal, Riley Sheahan, and Dylan Cozens scored for the Sabres, finding the net behind Vitek Vanecek.

Buffalo got a 29-stop effort from Linus Ullmark in the loss.

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

Washington outshot Buffalo 32-27 in the game.