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Sabres snap losing streak, top Capitals 3-2 in shootout

The Buffalo Sabres held on for a shootout victory to snap a six-game losing streak with their 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals on Monday at KeyBank Center.

Dominik Kahun scored the game-deciding goal in the seventh round of the shootout. Linus Ullmark made 33 saves through regulation and overtime and another six in the seven-round shootout.


The game marked the goaltender’s first start since sustaining a lower-body injury that caused him to miss 17 games. He served as the backup in Saturday’s games.

Victor Olofsson scored his 20th goal of the year to open the scoring, becoming the 16th Sabres rookie to record 20 goals in a season and the first since Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart did so during the 2015-16 season.

Eichel also scored against the Capitals to snap a seven-game goal drought. Dahlin recorded two assists and scored on his first career shootout attempt.

Alexander Ovechkin scored his 48th goal of the season and picked up the primary assist on Dmitry Orlov’s game-tying goal.

Braden Holtby made 24 saves for Washington and another five in the shootout.