Open thread: Capitals at Sabres


The Caps and Sabres square off for the third and final time this season Tuesday night. Buffalo won the first two meetings.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

BUFFALO — Braden Holtby (14-12-2, 2.90 goals-against average, .913 save percentage) gets the start as the Capitals look to build off their win in Montreal and aim for their first set of consecutive wins since Jan. 9 and 10. The Sabres, playing in the second of back-to-back games, will go with Jhonas Enroth (1-10-4, 2.67 goals-against average, .910 save percentage).

Discuss the game below and pass the time before puck drop with these reads.

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Faceoff: 7:30 p.m., First Niagara Center
TV: NBC Sports Network | Radio: 106.7 FM

Here is the Capitals’ lineup.

Forwards
Johansson-Backstrom-Ovechkin
Erat-Laich-Brouwer
Chimera-Beagle-Wilson
Fehr-Wellman-Ward

Defense
Alzner-Carlson
Orlov-Green
Erskine-Carrick

Goal: Holtby, Neuvirth.
Scratches: Mikhail Grabovski (left ankle), Ryan Stoa and Aaron Volpatti.
LTIR: Jack Hillen (fractured tibial plateau).

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Katie Carrera · January 28, 2014