Caps 4, Sabres 2.
Thomas Vanek didn't score and he and Ovechkin will finish the year of 2008 sharing a second place in the NHL in goals scored.
Alex got -1, total ice time 21:35, second after Green(24:10), average shift was 01:04, and 1 hit (?).
Not the best game by Ovie, but not the worst either. The highlight for Ovechkin was a breakaway where he tried to solve Miller shooting in 5-hole between the pads. Miller is too good for that, need to go up on him. Speaking of the goalies, Theodore was solid, I'd say, rock solid, though he let two goals in.
Overall, congrats to Caps to finally beat Sabres at their home and finish the year on a good note. And again, the quote from the coach:
"We have to exercise our demons in this building. We have lost some big games in this building. We have to see if we can't overcome them. It is an important thing. Sometimes the mentality going into a building is, 'We can't possibly win here.' To become a champion, you have to overcome those things."
And Caps did it tonight.