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Sabres at Capitals Preview: Let's do this all over again

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The Sabres and Capitals are back at it tonight in Washington.

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Game #37

Buffalo Sabres (15-17-4) vs.
Washington Capitals (27-6-2)

Puck Drop: 7:00 pm EST | Verizon Center | Washington, D.C.
TV: MSG, CSMA | Radio: WGR 550
SB Nation Capitals Blog: Japers' Rink

Three Questions

1. Can the Sabres beat Braden Holtby?

The Capitals goalie stonewalled the Sabres on Monday, making some highlight saves in his second shutout of the season. He'll be in goal again tonight, providing another serious challenge for the goal-deficient Sabres.

2. Will the Sabres be able to keep up with Washington again?

Despite not scoring on Monday, the Sabres didn't look out of place against one of the top teams in the league. They even outshot the Capitals, and some of the chances to score were pretty good ones. Will the Sabres be able to string together three more strong periods against Washington?

3. Did the Capitals call up Zach Sill just to fight Nicolas Deslauriers?

The Capitals and Barry Trotz didn't take too kindly to Nic Deslauriers' hit on Justin Williams, despite the check looking legal. Michael Latta was injured in the fight with Deslauriers, and the Capitals decided to call up another tough guy in Zach Sill to take his place. Will the chippiness carry over?


Projected BUF Line

McGinn - R. O'Reilly - Reinhart
Girgensons - Eichel - Gionta
Kane - Larsson - Ennis
Deslauriers - Legwand - Moulson

Gorges - Ristolainen
McCabe - Bogosian
Weber - Franson

Goal: Chad Johnson