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Vanecek makes 28 saves in NHL debut, Capitals sweep Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Vitek Vanecek made 30 saves in his NHL debut, Tom Wilson had a goal and an assist and the Washington Capitals beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Friday night to sweep the season-opening series.

Jakub Vrana scored his second goal of the season for the Capitals, 6-4 winners over the Sabres on Thursday night. Rasmus Ristolainen scored for Buffalo, and Linus Ullmark stopped 19 shots.

Wilson gave Washington the lead for good midway through the third period. Nicklas Backstrom dropped the puck off in the right circle for Wilson, and he flung a wrist shot over Ullmark's glove.

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Leaders
Points: J. Eichel2
Plus/Minus: D. Cozens1
Shots on Goal: R. Dahlin4
PIM: J. McCabe5
Win: None 
Shutouts: None 
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 4 (8)
Shots: 26 (21)
PP%: 33.3% (7)
Penalty Minutes: 9 (13)
Assists: 8 (7)
SH Goals: 0 (4)
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 6 (3)
Shots Against: 28 (18)
PK%: 50.0% (24)
Penalty Minutes: 11 (6)
Shutouts: 0 (6)
Sv%: 0.786 (27)
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/10 K. Okposo Undisclosed injury (day-to-day)
1/4 Z. Girgensons Hamstring (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/14 J. Quinn Designated for assignment Taxi squad
1/13 B. Biro Called up from minors from Rochester-AHL
1/13 C. Mittelstadt Designated for assignment Taxi squad
1/13 B. Davidson Designated for assignment Taxi squad
1/13 J. Johansson Designated for assignment Taxi squad
1/13 R. Asplund Designated for assignment Taxi squad
1/13 W. Borgen Designated for assignment Taxi squad
1/12 A. Ruotsalainen Sent to minors Rochester-AHL
1/12 A. Oglevie Sent to minors Rochester-AHL
1/12 J. Bryson Sent to minors Rochester-AHL
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