WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Ryan Miller
made 28 saves and Cody Hodgson scored the only goal of a shootout Sunday, hoisting the Buffalo Sabres over Washington 2-1.
Following a scoreless overtime, Miller made stops on Eric Fehr and Alex Ovechkin in the tiebreaker and Washington's Nicklas Backstrom missed to start the third round.
Hodgson then put a quick shot over the shoulder of Philipp Grubauer for the game-winner, handing the Sabres their second victory in three games.
Tyler Ennis scored for Buffalo during a first-period power play.
Grubauer turned aside 30-of-31 shots for the Capitals, whose two-game winning streak was snapped.
Jason Chimera got Washington's only goal.
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