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Sabres at Capitals: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

Sabres at Capitals: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

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


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Orioles GM Elias calls reports of Brandon Hyde being next manager "premature"

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Orioles GM Elias calls reports of Brandon Hyde being next manager "premature"

Orioles new general manager Mike Elias is a busy man out in Las Vegas. Not only is he looking to add much needed talent to Baltimore's roster but he is also searching for a new manager. Elias interviewed six candidates, including Nationals bench coach Chip Hale, for the vacancy. On Monday, Elias said they were “pretty far along in the process.”

Then the reports surfaced on Tuesday that the Orioles had found their man. 

For a second straight year, Joe Maddon's bench coach has landed a managerial job (Davey Martinez). 

But, in the words of College Gameday's Lee Corso "Not so fast my friend!"

Does that mean Hyde is not the manager? Not necessarily. It likely means Elias wants the news to come out on his terms.


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Nationals owner Mark Lerner isn't encouraged about the team re-signing Harper

Nationals owner Mark Lerner isn't encouraged about the team re-signing Harper

Bryce Harper is one of the most attractive free agents this offseason. That we already know. The big question is, where will he sign? Do the Nationals have a realistic chance to re-sign the player they selected first overall in the the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft?

If you shook a Magic 8-ball today the answer you would receive would be "Don't count on it."

In October, the Nationals reportedly offered Harper a 10-year, $300 million contract with no opt outs. Harper, as expected, declined. 

During a radio interview on "Grant & Danny" on 106.7 The Fan, Nationals managing principal owner Mark Lerner said the Nationals won't be able to top that offer.

"Well, when we met with them and we gave them the offer, we told them, 'this is the best we can do.'"

MLB Trade Rumors projects that Harper will receive a 14-year, $420 million contract.

"We just couldn't afford to put more than that in and still be able to to put a team together that had a chance to win the NL East or go farther than that," Lerner said on 106.7 The Fan.

The Nationals have been aggressive so far this offseason signing the top pitching free agent Patrick Corbin, catcher Kurt Suzuki, and reliever Trevor Rosenthal. In addition to trading for catcher Yan Gomes and relief pitcher Kyle Barraclough.

If Washington does indeed move on from Bryce Harper, that bodes well for the possibility of re-signing Anthony Rendon, who will be a free agent after the 2019 season. 

The Bryce Harper era might not officially be over, but if you give that Magic 8-ball another shake the response will be "outlook not so good."