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Game Thread: Buffalo Sabres at Washington Capitals

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Here's your open thread for this afternoon's tilt between the Sabres and Capitals.

Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

Game #5 - Buffalo Sabres (2-2-0) at Washington Capitals (0-3-1)

Puck Drop - 3:00pm - Verizon Center - Washington, DC
TV - NHLN, MSG, CSN-DC -- Radio - WGR 550-AM
Capitals Blog - Jaspers' Rink (Please play nice if you're going to visit.)

Buffalo Lines*

Vanek - Hodgson - Pominville
Ott - Grigorenko - Stafford
Foligno - Ennis - Gerbe
Scott - Hecht - Kaleta

Myers - Regehr
Ehrhoff - Sulzer
Sekera - Leopold

Goal: Ryan Miller

Scratches: Leino, Weber, Brennan
* Our best guess, as we're not sure at the time of publication if Thomas Vanek will play today.

Washington Lines*

Alex Ovechkin - Jay Beagle - Joey Crabb
Wojtek Wolski
- Nicklas Backstrom - Troy Brouwer
Jason Chimera
- Mike Ribeiro - Joel Ward
Marcus Johansson
- Matt Hendricks - Eric Fehr

John Erskine - John Carlson
Karl Alzner
- Mike Green
Jeff Schultz
- Tomas Kundratek

Goal: Michael Neuvirth
*From their last against against NJ. Again, these may be different today.

Let's Go Buffalo!