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It's the final home preseason game for Buffalo - come chat with us right here before, during,m and after the game.

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Preseason Game #5

Buffalo Sabres vs. Washington Capitals

Puck Drop - 7:00pm EST - First Niagara Center - Buffalo, NY

TV - MSG | Radio - WGR 550 - AM
SB Nation Capitals Blog
Japers' Rink

A few notes about tonight's matchup:

- The lineup for the Sabres is heavy with veteran players, now that many of their youngsters have been sent to Rochester, but young guns Mikhail Grigorenko and Sam Reinhart will get one more chance to impress the coaching staff tonight. Both are playing with talented wingers, though Reinhart will likely see the better matchups on the third line. Let's see what they can do tonight.

- With Mike Weber having another awful preseason, Jake McCabe, Nikita Zadorov and Tyson Strachan will get one more chance to convince the coaches that one of them might be more useful than the Tank Commander. The losers of that 4-way battle will be headed to juniors or the AHL.

Jhonas Enroth pitched a shutout the last time he was in the crease - can he repeat tonight? Or will he leave the door open for Neuvirth in the final game?

- For those hoping to see the Caps stars, Alexander Ovechkin and Niklas Backstrom did not make the trip to Buffalo and will not play tonight.

Sabres Lineup

Moulson - Ennis - Gionta
Hodgson - Grigorenko - Stafford
Foligno - Reinhart - Stewart
Dalpe - Girgensons - Flynn

Gorges - Myers
Benoit - McCabe
Strachan - Zadorov

Enroth
Neuvirth

Let's go, Buffalo!