The Washington Capitals got off to a hot start tonight. They then suffered a bit of a lapse to let the other team back into the game. They then finished off strong for the win.
Sound familiar? It should, because that feels like how every game has gone for Washington. It happened once again, as the Capitals extracted some revenge on the Buffalo Sabres with a 4-2 victory at the Verizon Center tonight. The Sabres had defeated the Capitals in Buffalo last Saturday.
The Caps raced out to an early 3-0 lead led by goals from Matt Bradley, David Steckel and Nicklas Backstrom. However, the Sabres got to within 3-2, with two goals within 48 seconds of each other in the second period. The game stayed that way throughout the third quarter until Alexander Semin added an empty-net goal at the end.
Michal Neuvirth had 31 saves, including 10 in the final period, to get the win.