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Sabres fall to Capitals in shootout

T.J. Oshie drifted slowly to the net and buried a shot between the pads of goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen to clinch a 3-2 shootout victory for the Washington Capitals over the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center on Saturday.

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Luukkonen, playing for the third time in five nights, made 40 saves during regulation and overtime. His evening included a diving pad save on Conor Sheary to preserve a 2-2 tie in the third period.

Vinnie Hinostroza and Will Butcher scored goals for the Sabres, who led 2-1 after two periods. Martin Fehervary scored the tying goal for the Capitals with 14:19 remaining in regulation.

Lars Eller also scored for the Capitals. Vitek Vanecek made 29 saves.

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