Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Alex Ovechkin scored his first goal of the
season and it proved to be the game-winner as Washington finally got into the
win column with a 3-2 victory over Buffalo on Sunday.
Joel Ward had a goal and an assist, while John Erskine also lit the lamp for
the Capitals, who got their first win of the season in five games and the
first win for head coach Adam Oates. Michal Neuvirth turned aside 22 shots.
Washington avoided losing five games to start the season for the first time
since going 0-6-0 to begin the 1993-94 campaign.
Tyler Ennis and Marcus Foligno each lit the lamp for the Sabres, who have
dropped three straight after opening the campaign with two wins. Ryan Miller
gave up all three goals on 30 shots in the loss.
Buffalo leading scorer Thomas Vanek say out the game with a muscle strain that
caused him to leave Friday's loss to Carolina.
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