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WATCH LIVE: Washington Capitals at Buffalo Sabres

Buffalo Sabres v Washington Capitals

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 05: William Carrier #48 of the Buffalo Sabres and Matt Niskanen #2 of the Washington Capitals battle for the puck during the first period at Verizon Center on December 5, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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The Washington Capitals carry a three-game winning streak (and wins in four of their last five games) into Buffalo against the Sabres tonight.

The Sabres, on the other hand, are trending in the opposite direction with one win in their last four tries. They do have one advantage: while Washington fought back for an OT win last night, the Sabres have been resting since Saturday.

These two teams boast some impressive firepower, with Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Evgeny Kuznetsov powering the Capitals against Jack Eichel, Ryan O’Reilly, and Evander Kane of the Sabres.

Along with tuning in on NBCSN, you can watch online and via the NBC Sports App. Puck drop begins around 7 p.m. ET, but you can watch some coverage before the action kicks in:


For even more on this game, as well as Kings vs. Ducks, check out this preview.

James O’Brien is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @cyclelikesedins.