The Buffalo Sabres jumped out to an early lead and never trailed in regulation but still fell 4-3 to the Washington Capitals in overtime on Wednesday night at Capital One Arena, dropping to 8-9-2 on the season.
Buffalo led 2-0 after 20 minutes, 3-2 after 40 minutes, but Washington tied the game with just over a minute remaining in the contest and won in OT.
JJ Peterka, Zach Benson, and Dylan Cozens scored for the Sabres. It was Benson’s first NHL goal in his ninth career game. Victor Olofsson collected a pair of assists.
Devon Levi stopped 26 of the 30 shots he faced.
The Sabres will head home to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins at KeyBank Center on Friday at 6 p.m.