WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Capitals beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-1 for their second consecutive victory.
Nicklas Backstrom scored on the power play in the first period, Tom Wilson short-handed in the second and Conor Sheary at even strength in the third.
Vitek Vanecek made 22 saves in his 12th consecutive start.
Buffalo has lost four in a row and three since returning from two-week shutdown for a virus outbreak.
Victor Olofsson scored and Linus Ullmark made 18 saves for the Sabres.