Washington hosts Buffalo after Wilson’s 2-goal game

January 21, 2021 GMT

Buffalo Sabres (1-3-0, eighth in the East Division) vs. Washington Capitals (2-0-2, second in the East Division)

Washington; Friday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Washington hosts the Buffalo Sabres after Tom Wilson scored two goals in the Capitals’ 5-4 overtime loss to the Penguins.

Washington went 11-12-2 in division play and 18-10-5 at home a season ago. Goalies for the Capitals compiled an .898 save percentage while allowing 2.9 goals on 30.1 shots per game last season.

Buffalo finished 10-12-2 in division action and 10-20-4 on the road in the 2019-20 season. The Sabres averaged 3.1 penalties and 6.9 penalty minutes per game.


In their last meeting on Jan. 15, Washington won 2-1.

INJURIES: Capitals: Michal Kempny: out (lower body).

Sabres: None listed.


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.