The Capitals offense was absent in the second period. Over their last six games, the Capitals have outshot their opponents 17-2 in the second period on average. Not tonight though. The team managed only four shots in the 20 minute period as the two sides are now tied at 17 shots each for the game. Unforunately, they are not tied though on the scoreboard.
The Sabres got their first goal of the night at 10:10 in the second period. Steve Montador cracked a shot from the blueline and may have received the slightest of deflections on the way into Braden Holtby's net. Mike Grier and Jordan Leopold assisted on the score.
Later in the period, luck was on the Sabres' side to enable them to pull into the lead. An attempt on goal by Tim Connolly has disrupted, mishandled, and kicked off Mike Green's leg. The puck fell to the stick of Thomas Vanek who spun around and pushed the puck into the open net.
The Capitals suffered from a string of penalties in this period, spending six minutes with a man in the box. The second goal came while Tomas Fleishmann was off the ice with a high-sticking penalty.