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Sabres' offensive struggles continue in Washington

Buffalo has now gone ten full periods without scoring an even strength goal after a 3-1 loss to the Capitals.
Credit: AP
Buffalo Sabres center Eric Staal (12) and Washington Capitals defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) battle for the puck in front of goaltender Vitek Vanecek (41) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

WASHINGTON — The Washington Capitals beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-1 for their second consecutive victory.

Nicklas Backstrom scored on the power play in the first period, Tom Wilson short-handed in the second and Conor Sheary at even strength in the third.

Vitek Vanecek made 22 saves in his 12th consecutive start.

Buffalo has lost four in a row and three since returning from two-week shutdown for a virus outbreak.

Victor Olofsson scored and Linus Ullmark made 18 saves for the Sabres.