Washington Buffalo Preview: Capital Ends Road Trip with Monday Clash with Sabers – NHL Sports

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The· Washington Capitals Stop at Buffalo on Monday night to ride the Sabers and conclude the three-game road trip. The Capitals led Season Series 4-1 and won on January 14, January 15, January 22, and February 18. The Sabers won 5-4 in a shootout at Capital One Arena on January 24th. Pack drops from KeyBank Center are set at 7 pm Eastern Standard Time and can be seen at NBC Sports Washington.


Last game: Defeat Philadelphia Flyers 5-4 At Wells Fargo Center on Saturday

Ranking: 17-6-4 (38 points) | 2nd in MassMutual East Division, 6th overall

Goal leader: Center Niclas Backstrom (10)

Assist leader: Backstrom (20)

Point leader: Backstrom (30)

Goalkeeper: Ilya Samsonov was 5-0-1 in seven games. His ERA is .902 and his ERA is 2.77. In 20 games played, Vitek Vanecek was 11-5-3 with an ERA of .904 and an ERA of 2.88.

Power play: 26.9% (6th) | Forward TJ Oshi leads with 5 power play goals.

Penalty kill: 81.4% (11th) | Defense Brenden Dillon leads with a 27 penalty.

Essential Note: Center Lars Eller spent a 1:29 worth of ice time during the previous Saturday match. Leave the first period with a lower body injury.. According to Peter Laviolette’s head coach, he lives his daily life. Capitals will continue in the absence of Forward Tom Wilson. 7 Offers game pause..


Last game: Lost 3-0 to Pittsburgh Penguins at Keybank Center on Saturday

Ranking: 6-16-4 (16 points) | 8th in MassMutual East Division, 31st overall

Goal leader: Forward Thumbline Heart (11)

Assist leader: Center Jack Aikel (16)

Point leader: Rheinhart (19)

Goalkeeper: Linus Ulllmark, who played against the Capitals four times this season, was 5-4-1 in 12 games. His ERA is .919 and his ERA is 2.44. In the 10 games played, Carter Hatton was 1-8-1, with an ERA of .893 and an ERA of 3.15.

Power play: 27.1% (5th) | Forward Victor Olofson leads with 6 power play goals.

Penalty kill: 79.7% (14th) | Forward Taylor Hall leads with 20 penalties.

Essential Note: The Sabers have been on a streak of 10 games that haven’t won the game since February 23 — a 4-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils. The match against the capital on Monday concludes the three-match homestand before the Sabers travel to Newark, NJ to play against the Devil’s on Tuesday.

Advanced statistics

In the last 5 games, Sabers has been Corsi For (CF%) [shot attempts]), Scoring chance (SCF%), and expected goal (xGF%). (Click to enlarge)

View eastern goalkeepers playing 200 minutes with equal strength (5 to 5): (click to enlarge)

Statistics are courtesy of Natural Stat Trick

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Washington Buffalo Preview: Capital Ends Road Trip with Monday Clash with Sabers Washington Buffalo Preview: Capital Ends Road Trip with Monday Clash with Sabers

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