Evander Kane had a goal and an assist, Chad Johnson stopped 33 shots, and the Buffalo Sabres beat Washington 4-1 Saturday night to hand Capitals goalie Braden Holtby a rare loss.
Phil Varone, Tim Schaller and Cody Franson also scored for Buffalo, which snapped a six-game home losing streak and has now won three of four overall.
Marcus Johansson ruined Johnson's shutout bid 2:54 into the third period with an unassisted goal. The Sabres' goalie got his first win since Dec. 26.
The Sabres chased Holtby in the second period after he gave up three goals on 16 shots, emphatically ending his run of 23 games without a loss in regulation. Holtby was 20-0-2 since a Nov. 10 loss...