The Capitals and Sabres are tied 1-1 after the first 20 minutes of play. The Sabres struck first with a score from Eric Stall at 12:33. Nicklas Backstrom had the tally for Washington at 16:18, with Tom Wilson recording the lone assist. Here are the Advanced Statistics for the first period.
— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) January 23, 2021
Clean up time for Nicky! pic.twitter.com/YkvZFxb8P3
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 23, 2021
The Capitals led in overall shot attempts 17- 14 and led 11-7 in shots on goal for the opening frame.
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Stats from NHL.com
By Jon Sorensen