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NHL Game Summary - Buffalo at Washington

(Friday, September 30th)

Final Score: Washington 4, Buffalo 3 (SO)

Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Nicklas Backstrom scored the winning goal in a shootout to lift the Washington Capitals over the Buffalo Sabres, 4-3, in preseason action.

Backstrom added a goal in regulation, while Mike Green also found the back of the net. Matt Hendricks scored late in the third period to send the game into overtime.

Tomas Vokoun made 21 saves for the Capitals.

Thomas Vanek scored two goals for the Sabres. Jason Pominville added a goal, while Ryan Miller had 29 saves.

It was the final preseason game for the Sabres as they open their season at home on October 7 against Anaheim.

Washington has one more preseason game remaining on October 2 against Chicago.

09/30 22:19:06 ET

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