Buffalo, NY (Sports Network) - Matt Hendricks scored the game-winner in the shootout, as the Washington Capitals rallied late for a 4-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday at First Niagara Center.
Hendricks started the shootout with a successful wrister in close and after both Buffalo shooters came up empty, Alex Ovechkin rifled a quick shot through the five-hole of Jhonas Enroth to send the Capitals to their fourth victory in their last five games.
Ovechkin also the lit the lamp in regulation, while Troy Brouwer and Mike Green added a goal and an assist apiece for Washington, which sits just two points back of the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference playoff picture.
Braden Holtby posted 20 saves and also added his second assist of the season.
Ville Leino recorded his first two goals of the season, while Christian Ehrhoff tallied once for the Sabres, who have registered a point in two straight games despite dropping three in a row.
Enroth stopped 35-of-38 shots in the setback.