1 of 2
Don Heupel, Associated Press
Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller, center, makes a save on Washington Capitals center Brooks Laich, right, as Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers assists on the play during the first period.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Ryan Miller made 35 saves for his 16th career shutout, Nathan Gerbe scored his first NHL goal, and the Buffalo Sabres halted Washington's six-game winning streak with a 3-0 victory over the league-leading Capitals on Wednesday night.

Miller, owner of the NHL's lowest goals-against average, helped the stingy Sabres slow down the high-powered Washington offense that came in with a league-high 108 goals.

He preserved his fourth shutout of the season when he robbed Brendan Morrison, who was staring at a wide-open net, with a diving glove save along the ice with 13 minutes left. He then snagged Nicklas Backstrom's shot from in tight 4 minutes later.

Morrison hit the post with 4:45 to go, and Miller steered away 13 shots in the third period.