The Washington Capitals were shut down by Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller and the rest of his defensive teammates, accumulating 35 shotsùbut very few second chancesùand leave the snowy, windy city shut out for theáfirst time this season, losing 3-0 before a spirited crowd of 17,982 at HSBC Arena. The Capitals, in the midst of playing nine of 11 games on the road, showed it last night.á They played with little of the energy or enthusiasm that was evident as recently as Monday night, a 3-0 shutout win over division rival Tampa Bay. In that one goalie Semyon Varlamov was sparkling. The young Russian sat this one out, however, with what the team described as a lower-body injury, widely thought of as a strained groin sustained in the scrap Monday night. In his place was Jose Theodore (L, ...
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