The Buffalo Sabres have the chance to do something tonight that they probably won't do again all year - complete a season sweep.
This is the third and final game between the Sabres and the Washington Capitals, and the Sabres won the first two games by a 2-1 margin in the shootout. Ryan Miller was spectacular in those two games, but if the Sabres want to sweep tonight it will have to be on the glove hand of Jhonas Enroth.
Enroth will have some, uh, let's call them "reinforcements" by his side in the form of John Scott and Alexander Sulzer, in for Linus Omark and Jamie McBain. He'll also have a tired team in front of him, as the Sabres lost in Pittsburgh last night 3-0.
The Capitals found their winning ways recently against the Habs, but that win snapped a seven game winless streak that's seen the Caps tumble to 13th in the East, though they're still just three points out of a a playoff spot. They've had a few days off to rest for this game against the tired Sabres, and with precious playoff points on the line, the going will be tough for Buffalo.
(14-30-7) vs. (23-21-8)
Puck Drop - 7:30pm EST - First Niagara Center - Buffalo, NY
TV - NBCSN, TSN2 | Radio - WGR 550-AM
SBNation Capitals Blog - Jaspers' Rink
2. Will the Sabres keep the Capitals power play down?
What used to be one of of the league's best power plays is 1-for-its-last-23. The Sabres PK is actually half-decent, currently ranking #12 in the NHL.
Projected BUF Lines
Moulson - Ennis - Leino
Ott - Hodgson - Girgensons
Foligno - Varone - Flynn
Scott - Konopka - Ellis
Scratches/Injuries: McBain, Stafford, McCormick, D'Agostini, Omark
- Sabres at Penguins recap: Buffalo shut out in Pittsburgh 3-0
- Sabres Links: Miller could be traded soon, Ottawa still interested in Moulson, Stadium Series ratings
- Why you shouldn't worry about the Sabres winning too much
- Murray speaks on Miller's future, rebuild philosophy
- Sabres at Blue Jackets Recap: To heck with your advanced stats, Buffalo beats Columbus 5-2