Sabres Again Stunned in Second Period, Lose in DC

March 17, 2013 Updated Mar 18, 2013 at 6:07 AM EDT

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Sabres Again Stunned in Second Period, Lose in DC

March 17, 2013 Updated Mar 18, 2013 at 6:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON, DC - (WKBW) Three quick second-period strikes by the Washington Capitals lifted them past the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night. The Sabres lost 5-3.

Alex Ovechkin opened the scoring just 19-seconds into the first period when his snapshot beat Ryan Miller following a Caps faceoff win.

Buffalo's Cody Hodgson tied the game 12-seconds into the second period.

Washington then followed with three goals in 5:22. Troy Brouwer (power play), Jason Chimera and Marcus Johansson made the score 4-1 Capitals.

Brian Flynn tallied his third goal of the season to draw Buffalo within two.

Hodgson converted a Tyler Ennis pass for a power play goal in the third period to make the score 4-3.

Mathieu Perreault scored for the Caps with under five minutes to play to again give Washington a two-goal lead.

The Sabres next visit Montreal on Tuesday.

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