The Washington Capitals (19-9-3) return home after a thrilling, 6-5 shootout win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night. The Caps overcame a three-goal deficit in Raleigh. Jakub Vrana scored in the sixth round of the shootout to secure the victory and for a second straight game, Alex Ovechkin had a hat trick. Ovi also extended his point streak to 13 games, matching a career-high.
Ovechkin is the NHL's top goal scorer with 28 on the season. He is currently on pace to score 71 goals this season, which would top his career-high from the 2007-08 season of 65 goals.
The Buffalo Sabres (19-9-4) won back-to-back games this week over the Kings and Coyotes. With 42 points, Buffalo is currently third in the Atlantic Division behind Tampa Bay (51) and Toronto (43).
Sabres at Capitals How to Watch
What: Buffalo Sabres at Washington Capitals, Game 32 of the 2018-19 NHL Regular Season
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
When: 7:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: The Sabres at Caps game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (Channel Finder)
Live Stream: You can watch the Capitals host the Sabres on the new MyTeams by NBC Sports App.
Radio: Caps 24/7 Radio, 106.7 The Fan FM, 1500 AM
Sabres at Capitals TV Schedule
6:00 PM: Caps Faceoff Live
6:30 PM: Caps Pregame Live
7:00 PM: Sabres at Caps
9:30 PM: Caps Postgame Live
10:00 PM: Caps Overtime Live
Sabres at Capitals Injury Report
Capitals: Defenseman Christian Djoos (thigh) OUT
Sabres: Defenseman Marco Sandella (upper body) probable
Sabres at Capitals Players to Watch
Alex Ovechkin, LW, Capitals (28G, 14A): Ovechkin is on fire right now. He has points in 13 straight games, matching the best streak of his career. Ovi leads the NHL with 28 goals on the season and according to Elias, Ovechkin's 25 goals this season are tied for the most goals all-time in a team's 1st 30 games at age 33-or-older.
Tom Wilson, RW, Capitals (9G, 6A): Wilson returned to the ice against Hurricanes after missing three games with a concussion. In his return, Wilson scored in the second period and sparked the Caps comeback in Carolina.
Jeff Skinner, LW, Sabres (22G, 10A): One of the top goal scorers in the NHL, Skinner has scored a goal in the past two games for Buffalo, both wins. Skinner is tied for the NHL lead in plus/minus (+19).
Sabres at Capitals Series History
Number of all-time Meetings: 170 (6 postseason)
All-Time Series Record: Sabres lead 92-63-15
Regular Season Record: Sabres lead 90-59-15
Playoff Record: Caps lead 4-2
Last Meeting: Caps win 5-1 (Feb. 24, 2018)
Last 10: Caps lead 8-2
MORE CAPITALS NEWS:
- Comeback in Carolina: Caps defeat 'Canes in shootout
- Another One: Back-to-back hat tricks for Ovechkin
- Djoos is Out: Christian Djoos out indefinitely following successful surgery
- Finding Consistency: Burakovsky struggles to find consistency in contract year