Connect with us

Game Recap

Buffalo Blanks Ovie, Caps

Buffalo (16-9-2) vs. Washington (19-5-6)

Ryan Miller makes a save on Capitals centre Brooks Laich

Ryan Miller makes a save on Capitals center Brooks Laich

It looked like a no-brainer. The caps were easily the favored team against the Sabres. With Buffalo scoring one goal in their past two games, Washington looked like the best bet in this one.

The Capitals came into the game first in points, goals, and power play percentage.

Wednesday night, Ryan Miller and the Buffalo Sabres showed up to play.

Steve Montador led the scoring with his second of the season, giving Buffalo the early lead.

Just called up from Portland, Nathan Gerbe collected a goal and an assist on the night. Gerbe was extremly upset that he did not make the team at the start of the season. In his first game this season, he showed Lindy Ruff why he should be on the team.

Gerbe scored his first career NHL goal in the second period. Only a couple minutes later, Henrik Tallinder would score his second of the season, putting Buffalo up 3-0.

Alexander Ovechkin and the Capitals could not get anything past Miller. The Buffalo goaltender continues to make sure that he will be the started for team U.S.A.

Miller made three or four phenomenal saves on Washington. The fans at HSBC arena even began to chant “USA USA”. Miller made 35 saves as he is now tied with Bryzgalov for the league lead in shutouts, with four.

Buffalo played very well against the league’s top team. They were able to force Ovechkin to the outside, causing him to make plays he didn’t want to make.

Either Buffalo played really well, or the Capitals did not play well at all. Maybe it was a little bit of both. Regardless, the Sabres earned two points, taking first place in the Northeast Division.

Buffalo will host Chicago on Friday night at 7:30.

Click to comment

NHL Standings

TEAMGPRECPTS
Atlantic Division Leaders:
7044-14-12100
7043-21-692
7036-25-981
Metropolitan Division Leaders:
6941-20-890
6941-21-789
6940-23-686
Wild Card leaders:
6838-25-581
7033-22-1581
-----------------------------------------
6835-23-1080
7037-28-579
6935-26-878
7131-31-971
6930-31-868
6928-29-1268
7125-34-1262
7117-49-539
TEAMGPRECPTS
Central Division Leaders:
7142-19-1094
7042-20-892
6937-24-882
Pacific Division Leaders:
7139-24-886
7137-25-983
7036-27-779
Wild Card leaders:
7137-28-680
6935-26-878
-----------------------------------------
6936-27-678
6935-27-777
7033-29-874
7032-30-872
7129-33-967
7029-35-664
7029-36-563