Sunday, February 25, 2018
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Caps add to Sabres' troubles

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WASHINGTON — Jason Chimera scored his first regular-season goal in nearly a year for the Capitals, who broke out of an offensive slump with a 5-3 win over the Sabres on Sunday.

Washington had scored only seven times in five previous games, losing four.

Alex Ovechkin got the Capitals going with his 350th NHL goal, scored 19 seconds in, and Troy Brouwer, Marcus Johansson and Matthieu Perrault had a goal and an assist each as Washington beat Buffalo at home for the seventh time in eight games.

Cody Hodgson scored twice for the Sabres, who have lost five straight road games and have won just once in seven games overall.

Off the ice, the Sabres were also an unhappy group. Wing Patrick Kaleta was eligible to play for the first time since being suspended for five games for hitting the Rangers' Brad Richards from behind, but he was a healthy scratch.

Kaleta was screaming his disgust on the ice during the morning skate, the Buffalo News reported. He later told reporters, "I'm (ticked) off. I want to play. And especially after watching some things, sitting there watching the game."

Coach Ron Rolston said he sat Kaleta because he didn't want to disrupt his current line combinations but also said, "It's a situation where he understands that sitting out five games for him wasn't a good thing and it wasn't a good thing for our team."

After the game, goalie Ryan Miller said Kaleta had to " get over it and move on."

"That's just drama, and he needs to just grow up," Miller said. "He had a stupid play in a game. He sat, he was punished."

Game highlights: Sidney Crosby scored his 13th goal, Joe Vitale added his first in more than a year, and Tomas Vokoun stopped 31 shots as the Penguins moved into first in the Eastern Conference with their ninth straight win, 2-1 over the Bruins. Pittsburgh All-Star defenseman Kris Letang left the game late in the first period and didn't return with what the team said was a lower-body injury. Teammates said he aggravated a leg problem. He was to be evaluated, coach Dan Bylsma said. … Jakob Silfverberg scored twice to lead the host Senators to a 4-1 win over Jets, a victory that ended Ottawa's streak of 11 straight one-goal games.

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First Period1, Washington, Ovechkin 11 (Johansson, Backstrom), :19. PenaltiesHillen, Was (hooking), 9:53.

Second Period2, Buffalo, Hodgson 11 (Vanek, Pominville), :12. 3, Washington, Brouwer 10 (Ribeiro, Backstrom), 5:06 (pp). 4, Washington, Chimera 1 (Brouwer, Ribeiro), 9:45. 5, Washington, Johansson 3 (Perreault, Ward), 10:28. 6, Buffalo, Flynn 3 (Foligno, Ennis), 13:27. PenaltiesMyers, Buf (holding), 3:52; Ehrhoff, Buf (tripping), 19:02.

Third Period7, Buffalo, Hodgson 12 (Ennis, Pominville), 5:30 (pp). 8, Washington, Perreault 5 (Ward), 15:05. PenaltiesOtt, Buf (roughing), 2:11; Ovechkin, Was (roughing), 2:11; Chimera, Was (slashing), 4:55; Leino, Buf (tripping), 7:53; Oleksy, Was (roughing), 12:48; Ott, Buf (unsportsmanlike conduct), 18:40. Shots on GoalBuffalo 5-17-8—30. Washington 5-10-10—25. Power-play opportunitiesBuffalo 1 of 3; Washington 1 of 4. GoaliesBuffalo, Miller 9-13-4 (25 shots-20 saves). Washington, Holtby 10-9-0 (30-27).

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First PeriodNone. PenaltiesC.Smith, Nas (roughing), 14:10.

Second Period1, Edmonton, Paajarvi 6 (Eberle, Whitney), 8:11 (pp). 2, Nashville, Weber 5 (Josi, C.Smith), 16:37 (pp). PenaltiesEllis, Nas (cross-checking), 7:18; Hemsky, Edm (holding stick), 11:49; N.Schultz, Edm (slashing), 15:09.

Third Period3, Edmonton, Petrell 2 (Gagner), 10:53 (sh). 4, Edmonton, Eberle 7 (Hall, Petry), 15:48. 5, Nashville, Josi 4 (Fisher, Butler), 19:50. PenaltiesJ.Schultz, Edm (delay of game), 9:30; N.Schultz, Edm (hooking), 16:15. Shots on GoalNashville 10-7-14—31. Edmonton 6-10-5—21. Power-play opportunitiesNashville 1 of 4; Edmonton 1 of 2. GoaliesNashville, Rinne 10-9-5 (21 shots-18 saves). Edmonton, Dubnyk 8-9-5 (31-29).

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First Period1, Ottawa, Latendresse 2 (Alfredsson, Smith), 3:44. 2, Ottawa, Silfverberg 5 (Gonchar, Neil), 18:39 (pp). PenaltiesWheeler, Wpg (slashing), 9:59; Thorburn, Wpg (hooking), 17:42.

Second PeriodNone. PenaltiesZibanejad, Ott (tripping), 8:56.

Third Period3, Winnipeg, Bogosian 2 (Hainsey, Ladd), 3:26. 4, Ottawa, Turris 8 (Alfredsson, Gonchar), 11:30 (pp). 5, Ottawa, Silfverberg 6 (Zibanejad, Benoit), 12:45. PenaltiesTurris, Ott (tripping), 5:48; Byfuglien, Wpg (goaltender interference), 8:03; Hainsey, Wpg (delay of game), 10:49; Gryba, Ott (slashing), 16:06. Shots on GoalWinnipeg 6-10-10—26. Ottawa 19-12-11—42. Power-play opportunitiesWinnipeg 0 of 3; Ottawa 2 of 4. GoaliesWinnipeg, Pavelec 12-12-2 (42 shots-38 saves). Ottawa, Lehner 2-0-4 (26-25).

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First Period1, Pittsburgh, Crosby 13 (Kunitz, Pa.Dupuis), 12:06. 2, Boston, Seguin 10 (Bergeron, Boychuk), 16:38. 3, Pittsburgh, Vitale 1 (Adams, Orpik), 19:28. PenaltiesOrpik, Pit (delay of game), 4:13.

Second PeriodNone. PenaltiesCrosby, Pit (high-sticking), 14:18; Bergeron, Bos (face-off violation), 17:18.

Third PeriodNone. PenaltiesNone. Shots on GoalBoston 11-9-12—32. Pittsburgh 10-5-3—18. Power-play opportunitiesBoston 0 of 2; Pittsburgh 0 of 1. GoaliesBoston, Rask 14-3-3 (18 shots-16 saves). Pittsburgh, Vokoun 7-3-0 (32-31).

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