This was the most frustrating game I have seen the Sabres play all season. The Capitals are not a good defensive team and yet they shut down the Sabres all night. Buffalo had chances but they couldn't convert a rebound and there were many.
The Sabres night was summed up on the first Capitals goal. Buffalo had a great scoring chance that failed and the Caps came back with Alexander Ovechkin firing a shot by Ryan Miller. That goal was all Washington needed but they added a second goal in the late stages of the third period to seal the game.
The Sabres best chance to tie the game came in the third period when they had a five minute power play. Alexander Ovechkin was assessed a five minute major and a game misconduct for a boarding call on Patrick Kaleta. Kaleta went head first into the boards and suffered a cut on his nose that was treated on the bench.
The video of Ovechkin hit will be after the jump.
The video is not very good and it is difficult to see the hit clearly. I thought the hit came more from the side and not from the back. It was a little bit late but was basically a clean hit. This is the type of hit that Kaleta throws all the time and this time he was on the receiving end.
I'll try to post more on this game tomorrow but for now...have a Happy Thanksgiving.