Sabres goalie Ryan Miller made 49 saves, kept Washington at bay for two periods and then stoned them in OT as Buffalo beat theĀ  Capitals 2-1.

Drew Stafford netted Buffalo’s only goal in regulation, and Steve Ott scored the lone shootout goal in the sixth round. The win improved the Sabres home record to 5-0-1 in their last six games.

Washington had the first 12 shots on goal, and with 13:52 gone, Miller stopped Eric Fehr from point-blank range to keep the Capitals off the board.

Buffalo finally put a shot on Grubauer with 4:23 left in the first. Matt D’Agostini’s odd-angle snap shot was met with a loud cheer from the home crowd.

Ott took a cross checking penalty 5:53 into the game, but Washington’s NHL-best power play couldn’t take advantage. Miller made a shoulder save on a deflection by Mikhail Grabovski.

The Capitals had a 15-3 shots edge in the first period.

Despite being outshot 30-10, Buffalo took a 1-0 lead when Stafford tapped in a loose puck with 1:42 left in the second.

Washington tied it off a giveaway by Ott 5:34 into the third period. Brouwer’s slap shot beat Miller over the right shoulder.

Miller returned to form over the next few minutes, including three successive saves from a prone position.

Washington outshot Buffalo 5-1 in overtime to finish the game with a 50-17 advantage.

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