The NHL season is well and truly off to a flying start. After a great night of action on night one Wednesday, Thursday didn’t let us down either. The Washington Capitals proved that as they raced to a 6-4 gun-slinging win over the Buffalo Sabres. TJ Oshie had scored a goal and assisted on another before the first period had come to an end, and he would add a second assist early on in the second period to make it 3-1 to the Capitals.
Nicklas Backstrom also had a goal and an assist, and the Caps put up two goals in each of the three periods to eventually run off and hide from their rivals. A late Victor Olafsson goal made it 5-4 and gave Buffalo hope, only for Garnet Hathaway to extend the advantage back to two and conclude the scoring in what was a wild, wild game in New York.