Saturday, November 1, 2008

Pre-Game: Capitals @ Sabres

The Capitals (5-3-1) will take on the Sabres (6-2-2) tonight, playing for the second time without Alex Ovechkin. Here's what you need to know:

  • Buffalo has lost three straight, Washington has won two in-a-row.
  • Thomas Vanek (9 goals) leads the league in scoring...Alexander Semin (8 goals) is second.
  • Buffalo is 4-0 when Vanek has a multi-point game.
  • Tim Connolly (back) will play for the first time this season.
  • The Sabres are 3-0 when leading after the 1st period.
  • The Capitals are 2-1 when trailing after the 1st period.
  • Buffalo is tied (with three others) for the most goals (5) conceded to Donald Brashear.
  • Sergei Fedorov has 29 points in 27 games against the Sabres.
  • Ryan Miller (7-2 versus the Caps) has lost two straight after winning his first five games.
  • Jose Theodore has only faced 185 shots, ranking 24th among goalies.
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