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[Open Thread] Buffalo Sabres @ Washington Capitals

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After a big win last night the for the Sabres they return home to take on the red hot Washington Capitals.  The Caps beat up on the Boston Bruins Monday Night by beating them 10-2 with Alexander Ovechkin netting a hat trick. The Caps have won three of their last four with the only loss coming to Toronto 3-2 on Saturday.

The Sabres and Caps have already met three times this season with Buffalo winning all three.  The Sabres have outscored the Caps by a margin of 15-7 in the three games.  The last meeting was on December 14 and Buffalo won a 5-3 score.  The Sabres would love to rekindle the magic they had back on October 13 when they beat Washington 7-3 and out shot them 53-26.  Buffalo is only 1-for-14 on the power play against Washington this season.

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Buffalo Leaders

Goals:Thomas Vanek 27
Assists:Jason Pominville 40
Points:Jason Pominville 62
Plus/minus:Jason Pominville, Derek Roy +12
PIM:Andrew Peters 85

Capitals Leaders

Goals:Alexander Ovechkin 52
Assists:Nicklas Backstrom 46
Points:Alexander Ovechkin 90
Plus/minus:Viktor Kozlov +15
PIM:Donald Brashear 104

Projected Sabres lines