WASHINGTON — Linus Ullmark stopped 28 shots in regulation and overtime and three more in the shootout to help the Buffalo Sabres beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 for just their second victory in six games this season.
Ullmark picked up his first win of the season six days after learning of the death of his father at age 63. It was Ullmark’s second consecutive start after taking some time away from playing hockey.
Colin Miller, Victor Olfosson and Eric Staal each scored on the power play for Buffalo.
Vitek Vanecek made a career-best 45 saves for Washington.
The game was originally scheduled for 7 p.m., but was moved up to 3 p.m. so it didn't conflict with the Bills' AFC championship game matchup.