Ovechkin goal lifts Capitals over Buffalo 5-4
Ovechkin took a shot from the left circle that glanced off the skate of Buffalo defenseman Andrej Sekera and past goaltender Jhonas Enroth. Ovechkin celebrated by lifting his left leg high off the ice before staging an impromptu dance near center ice.
The victory gave the Capitals 103 points, one more than idle Philadelphia. Washington has two games left and the Flyers have three.
Twice in the final nine minutes of regulation, the Sabres took a one-goal lead with a power-play goal. On each occasion, Washington scored the tying goal with the extra man.