The Buffalo Sabres breakdown in the third period and ultimately lose in the the shootout to the Washington Capitals on Friday night.
|- 1, Washington Goal - Nicklas Backstrom, from Alex Ovechkin and Troy Brouwer at 8:06. 2, Buffalo Goal - Jason Pominville, from Luke Adam and Thomas Vanek at 8:26. 3, Buffalo Goal - Thomas Vanek, from Christian Ehrhoff and Jason Pominville at 18:27. Penalties - Thomas Vanek, Buffalo (Tripping), 3:50; Jay Beagle, Washington (Hooking), 12:16.|
|- 4, Washington Power-Play Goal - Mike Green, from Alex Ovechkin and Troy Brouwer at 10:03. 5, Buffalo Goal - Thomas Vanek (2), from Mike Weber and Luke Adam at 13:54. Penalties - Matt Hendricks, Washington (Interference), 3:20; Matt Hendricks, Washington (Unsportsmanlike conduct), 3:20; Jordan Leopold, Buffalo (Tripping), 5:28; Tyler Myers, Buffalo (Holding), 9:25; Andrej Sekera, Buffalo (Interference), 14:23; Robyn Regehr, Buffalo (Hi-sticking), 15:03.|
|- 6, Washington Goal - Matt Hendricks, from Mike Green and Jay Beagle at 13:33. Penalties - Mike Green, Washington (Holding), 14:04.|
|- No scoring.|