The Washington Capitals emerged victorious over the Buffalo Sabres, 5 to 3, on December 30, 1988.

Final

BUF

Sabres

16-18-4

3

WSH

Capitals

19-14-5

5

Team

BUF

WSH

1

0

2

2

1

0

3

2

3

Total

3

5

Summary

Team Stats

Player Stats

1st period

BUF

WSH

Capitals

Dave Christian (EV) assisted by Neil Sheehy

0

1

Capitals

Mike Gartner (EV) assisted by Mike Ridley and Scott Stevens

0

2

2nd period

BUF

WSH

Sabres

Rick Vaive (PP) assisted by John Tucker

1

2

3rd period

BUF

WSH

Sabres

Mike Foligno (PP) assisted by Doug Bodger and Christian Ruuttu

2

2

Sabres

Phil Housley (EV) assisted by Christian Ruuttu and Lindy Ruff

3

2

Capitals

Mike Gartner (EV) assisted by Mike Ridley and Larry Murphy

3

3

Capitals

Bengt-Ake Gustafsson (EV) assisted by Larry Murphy

3

4

Capitals

Kelly Miller (EV-EN) unassisted

3

5