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December 29, 2013

Sabres topple Capitals, 2-1

Miller makes 49 saves in SO win.

BUFFALO —

Ryan Miller made 49 saves, and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Sunday night.
Drew Stafford netted Buffalo's goal in regulation, and Steve Ott scored the lone shootout goal in the sixth round as the Sabres improved to 5-0-1 in their last six home games after starting 3-12-1 there.
Miller stopped all six Washington shootout attempts.
Philipp Grubauer made 16 saves for Washington, and Troy Brouwer scored the Capitals' only goal. Alex Ovechkin recorded 12 shots, but failed to earn a point.
Washington had the first 12 shots on goal.
Ott took a cross checking penalty 5:53 into the game, but Washington's NHL-best power play couldn't take advantage. Miller made a shoulder save on a deflection by Mikhail Grabovski.
 
Panthers 4, Canadiens 1
SUNRISE, Fla. — Brian Campbell, Aleksander Barkov and Dmitry Kulikov each scored goals to lift the Florida Panthers over the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 on Sunday night.
Sean Bergenheim added an empty-net goal with 17 seconds left. Tom Gilbert had two assists.
Scott Clemmensen stopped 21 shots for the Panthers, who broke a three-game losing streak and beat Montreal for the second time this month. Clemmensen is 8-1 against the Canadiens.
Montreal lost for the first time in three games.
Brandon Prust scored for the Canadiens, and Peter Budaj made 21 saves.
 

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