WASHINGTON (AP)—Drew Stafford(notes) and Patrick Kaleta(notes) scored 11 seconds apart to
lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Monday
night in a preseason game.
Alex Ovechkin made his exhibition debut and was scoreless as Keith Aucoin(notes)
scored the only goal for Washington midway through the second period.
The Capitals started goalie Jose Theodore(notes), who made 19 saves. The last time
he played was in Washington’s playoff loss to Pittsburgh that knocked the
Capitals out of the postseason.
Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau had benched the goalie until that final game
of the playoffs when he gave up four goals to the Rangers in Washington’s first
game of the postseason.
Boudreau has said that Theodore will be the team’s No. 1 goalie this season.