7:06 pm
December 15

Sabres @ Capitals

Who will WIN this matchup?

Buffalo Sabres (19-9-4)

@ Washington Capitals (19-9-3)


Starting Goalies:

Carter Hutton (BUF): Unconfirmed

Pheonix Copley (WSH): Likely


Current odds:

Buffalo Sabres: (+145)

Washington Capitals: (-165)


Jeff Skinner has recorded a team-high 22 goals after scoring in his second straight contest on Thursday, giving him five game-winning tallies this season after recording six in 2013-14 and a career-high seven in 2015-16. Sam Reinhart (eight goals, 27 points) recorded an assist Thursday to extend his career-best point streak to eight games (five goals, six assists). Captain Jack Eichel (10 goals, club-high 39 points) has notched five goals and two assists during his four-game point streak and 11 points in his last seven contests.

Ovechkin (team-high 42 points) has collected 16 goals and six assists during his point streak, which matches Colorado’s Mikko Rantanen (NHL-most 53 points) for the longest active run in the league. Tom Wilson scored on Friday after missing the previous three games with a concussion, giving him eight goals in 12 contests this season. The fourth line consisting of Nic Dowd, Travis Boyd and Dmitrij Jaskin continues to produce, with Boyd’s three career goals coming in each of the last three games and Dowd registering a career-high three assists on Friday – giving the unit three goals and 10 assists in the last three contests.

Buffalo has successfully killed 12 consecutive penalties, including 11 in its last four games, and will brace for the league’s No. 4 power-play unit, which has scored three times in its last four man-advantage opportunities over the past two contests.

StreakSmarter Pick
Buffalo Sabres