Washington Capitals vs Buffalo Sabres – NHL Preview, Tips and Odds

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Washington Capitals will face the Buffalo Sabres in their next game scheduled for Tuesday, 08:00 PM EDT at the Capital One Arena. The Capitals are part of the Metropolitan Division of the NHL, currently standing at #3 with 47 points, while their opponents are part of the Atlantic Division and as of now are at #5 with 38 points.

Washington Capitals vs Buffalo Sabres Head to Head

*Last game between teams from 09-25-2022
TeamP1P2P3OTFinal
Washington Capitals
Washington Capitals
1 1 1 0 3
Buffalo Sabres
Buffalo Sabres
0 2 1 1 4

Their most recent encounter was held on September 25th, 2022, and finished in a slight 4-3 Buffalo Sabres victory. Dylan Cozens was the best for the Sabres, as he concluded the game with 1 goal and 1 assist for a 19:13 stay on the ice. Conor Sheary had one point for the Capitals on the night. He skated for 17:54 minutes and scored one goal. UkkoPekka Luukkonen also had a leading role for the Sabres, saving 24 of the Capitals’ total of 27 attempts on his goal. His counterpart, H. Shepard, was challenged with 11 attempts towards his goal, and two of those made it through to the back of his net. The Washington Capitals are boasting a better H2H balance across the last five matches against the Buffalo Sabres, registering three victories while losing twice in the process.
*Last 5 head-to-head games
Team09-25-202203-25-202212-11-202111-08-202104-15-2021
Washington Capitals
Washington Capitals
3 435 2
Buffalo Sabres
Buffalo Sabres
43 2 35

Washington Capitals Form

*Last 10 Washington Capitals Games - 8:1:1
12-31-202212-29-202212-27-202212-23-202212-22-202212-19-202212-17-202212-15-202212-13-202212-11-2022
9:2vs Montreal Canadiens3:4vs Ottawa Senators0:4@ New York Rangers4:1vs Winnipeg Jets2:3@ Ottawa Senators4:3vs Detroit Red Wings5:2vs Toronto Maple Leafs1:2vs Dallas Stars3:7@ Chicago Blackhawks2:5@ Winnipeg Jets

The Washington Capitals’ latest game was on 12/31 when they came up against the Montreal Canadiens and ended in a big 9-2 win at home. Alex Ovechkin was the best for the Capitals, as he earned 3 points for 19:31 of playing time on the night. He had five attempts on goal and succeeded with three as they whistled into the net. The team’s netminder Charlie Lindgren’s exploits also need to be mentioned, as he deflected 31 of the 33 shots sent towards his net, which was one of the main reasons behind the Capitals’ victory. Washington is 8-1-1 when it comes to the latest 10 games and have won one in a row. The franchise record is 12-5-2 when performing on home ice throughout the season. The team’s next game is on Thursday, January 5th, on the road against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Washington Capitals Averages This Season

  • Goals For
    127.00
  • Goals Against
    108.00
  • Shots For
    0.00
  • Shots Against
    0.00
  • PP Goals
    0.00
  • Short Handed Goals
    0.00

Washington Capitals Standout Performers

  • Top Goalie

    Darcy Kuemper

    Games Played:23
    Saves Percentage:0.920
    Shutouts:1
  • Top Skater

    Alex Ovechkin

    Games Played:39
    Goals:26
    Assists:19

Washington Capitals Missing Players

NONE

Buffalo Sabres Form

*Last 10 Buffalo Sabres Games - 7:2:1
01-01-202312-31-202212-29-202212-19-202212-17-202212-15-202212-13-202212-10-202212-09-202212-07-2022
3:1@ Ottawa Senators3:4@ Boston Bruins6:3vs Detroit Red Wings2:3@ Vegas Golden Knights2:5@ Arizona Coyotes2:4@ Colorado Avalanche6:0vs Los Angeles Kings3:1@ Pittsburgh Penguins3:4vs Pittsburgh Penguins4:9@ Columbus Blue Jackets

The Buffalo Sabres were defeated 3-1 by the Ottawa Senators in their most recent game on Saturday, December 31st. The Sabres were led by Zemgus Girgensons, who ended with 1 point on the night. He tried one shot towards the enemy goal and succeeded with it, for a combined 15 minutes and 5 seconds of game time. The team’s netminder, Craig Anderson, managed to neutralize 30 of the total 32 shots that he was bombarded with. The Sabres are 7-2-1 in their last ten games and are currently on an one-game losing streak. The side has a 10-7-0 road balance for this season. Buffalo will face the Minnesota Wild in their next game, set for Saturday, January 7th, on home ice.

Buffalo Sabres Averages This Season

  • Goals For
    138.00
  • Goals Against
    118.00
  • Shots For
    0.00
  • Shots Against
    0.00
  • PP Goals
    0.00
  • Short Handed Goals
    0.00

Buffalo Sabres Standout Performers

  • Top Goalie

    Craig Anderson

    Games Played:14
    Saves Percentage:0.923
    Shutouts:3
  • Top Skater

    Tage Thompson

    Games Played:35
    Goals:27
    Assists:24

Buffalo Sabres Missing Players

NONE

Game Details

TeamQ1Q2Q3OTFinal
Washington Capitals
Washington Capitals
1 1 2 0 4
Buffalo Sabres
Buffalo Sabres
2 1 1 1 5
Washington CapitalsBuffalo Sabres
  • Score

    4
    5
  • PP Opportunities

    1
    3
  • PP Goals

    0
    1
  • Faceoffs Won

    0
    0
  • Giveaways

    0
    0
  • Hits

    0
    0
  • Penalty Minutes

    0
    0
  • Shots

    0
    0
  • Takeaways

    0
    0

Play-by-Play

Washington CapitalsvsBuffalo Sabres
  • 1`10:48
    0-1
    Alex TuchTage Thompson, Jeff Skinner
  • 1`12:07
    Sonny MilanoAnthony Mantha, Matt Irwin
    1-1
  • 1`16:57
    T.J. Oshie2 minutes for High Sticking Kyle Okposo
    -
  • 1`17:29
    1-2
    Tage ThompsonRasmus Dahlin, Dylan Cozens
  • 2`05:50
    1-3
    Tage ThompsonAlex Tuch, Ilya Lyubushkin
  • 2`16:46
    Alex OvechkinEvgeny Kuznetsov
    2-3
  • 2`17:49
    -