FINAL
CBJ
4
CAR
3
FINAL
BUF
0
WSH
1
FINAL OT
STL
3
CBJ
4
FINAL
CGY
1
EDM
3
FINAL
EDM
0
CGY
1

Capitals edge Sabres in preseason opener

NHL.com | Sunday, 09.21.2014 / 7:55 PM

Andre Burakovsky scored the only goal of the game in the first period and Braden Holtby made 19 saves to lead the Washington Capitals past the Buffalo Sabres at Verizon Center.

Burakovsky's goal came 13:14 into the game when he took a nice pass from Jason Chimera and ripped a shot past Sabres goalie Nathan Lieuwen (24 saves).

Pheonix Copley played the first period for Washington and made six saves.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
13:14WSH Andre Burakovsky (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Jason Chimera (1), Joel Ward (1) 1 - 0 WSH
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
NONE
Three Stars of the Game
Andre Burakovsky
1st
G: 1Shots: 1
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 16:10
Braden Holtby
2nd
SA: 19TOI: 40:00
GA: 0
PIM: 0
SV%: 1.000
Nathan Lieuwen
3rd
SA: 25TOI: 59:13
GA: 1
PIM: 0
SV%: .960
Penalty Summary
1st Period
03:19BUF Chad Ruhwedel  Hooking  - 2 min against  Andre Burakovsky
08:22BUF Luke Adam  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Joel Ward
09:22WSH Alex Ovechkin  Slashing  - 2 min against  Torrey Mitchell
2nd Period
07:41WSH Joel Ward  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Andre Benoit
12:47BUF Tyson Strachan  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Tim Spencer
12:47WSH Tim Spencer  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Tyson Strachan
12:47WSH Tim Spencer  Unsportsmanlike conduct  - 2 min
12:47BUF Tyson Strachan  Unsportsmanlike conduct  - 2 min
3rd Period
NONE
shots by period
PeriodBUFWSH
1st69
2nd79
3rd127
Total2525
Team Stats
CategoryBUFWSH
Power Plays0/20/2
Hits2626
Faceoff Wins2317
Giveaways212
Takeaways75
Blocked Shots1710
Penalty Minutes1111
  • BUFFALO
  • WASHINGTON
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
5C. RuhwedelD0002218:04
6M. WeberD0002018:47
17T. MitchellC0001016:41
20Z. DalpeC0001018:47
22J. LarssonL0003018:34
23S. ReinhartC00-10016:53
24T. StrachanD0000715:59
25M. GrigorenkoC0002012:06
33J. ArmiaR00-11016:26
37M. EllisL0002013:33
44N. DeslauriersL0003014:52
51N. ZadorovD0001021:09
55R. RistolainenD00-11023:17
61A. BenoitD00-10023:11
65B. FlynnC0003012:18
72L. AdamC0002213:23
74V. KarabacekR00-11010:55
84P. VaroneC0000011:52
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
35A. Makarov00.0000:00
50N. Lieuwen2425.96059:13
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
2M. NiskanenD0001022:13
6M. MooreD0002018:29
8A. OvechkinR0000217:37
13T. KennedyL0001013:34
18C. StephensonC0000012:58
19N. BackstromC0003016:59
21B. LaichC0003017:09
25J. ChimeraL0112018:22
27K. AlznerD0010017:52
42J. WardR0112217:25
45C. SchillingD0001022:25
46M. LattaC0001012:08
48C. WellmanC0001015:03
55M. BoweyD0012019:27
59T. SpencerC000277:30
65A. BurakovskyL1011016:10
77T. LewingtonD0002017:58
79N. WalkerL0001012:41
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
1P. Copley661.00020:00
70B. Holtby19191.00040:00