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Video: Capitals, Sabres go in opposite directions

Andrei Markov, Cody Hodgson

Buffalo Sabres’ Cody Hodgson (19) deflects a shot under pressure from Montreal Canadiens’ Andrei Markov (79) of Russia during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Monday, March 12, 2012. (AP Photo/David Duprey)


The Buffalo Sabres and Washington Capitals essentially went into last night’s big game in the same place and Buffalo’s lead is small yet substantial, but more than anything else, it feels like so much more. Then again, if this season’s tightest stretch runs provide any lessons, it’s this: don’t ever assume anything.

Keith Jones and Mike Milbury went on NBC Sports Talk to discuss the rising Sabres, the falling Capitals and some surprising struggles for the Pittsburgh Penguins in the video below.