Mar. 30, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) makes a save on Buffalo Sabres left wing Tyler Ennis (63) during a shoot out at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Sabres - Capitals: Fan Chatter

Welcome to another game day, my friends!

The Buffalo Sabres are taking on the Washington Capitals in a 5 p.m. dinner date.  The last time I made a joke about how inconvenient these 5 o’clock games are, a reader told me I wasn’t much of a hockey fan, so I’ll leave the mock complaints out of this thread.  Wouldn’t want to be accused of that today!

This match-up promises to be a high-scoring affair, as Washington gives up right around 3 goals per game, and the Sabres will be facing Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom.  Good luck, Buffalo!

The Sabres player to watch out for today is Drew Stafford, who currently leads all Sabres players with 13 points in 21 games against the Caps.  However, you should know that Tyler Ennis has scored at least one point in each of his last four games against Washington, while Marcus Foligno has scored points in his last three against them.

Yep – I do research when it behooves me!

Questions to consider:

1. Out of the three players I mentioned, will anyone remain hot against Washington and score tonight?

2. How many points are in store for Zemgus Girgensons tonight?

3. Final score?

I will try to check back in later and respond to what you have shared, so make your picks and let’s see who is top dog for tonight!

Tags: Buffalo Sabres

  • Jes

    5-1 Sabres Win

    1. I believe only Ennis will get a goal out of those 3, maybe even 2.
    2. I believe Zemgus will light the lamp once and bring in 2 assists.
    3. 5-1

    Keep up the great research Rich;). Not liking a 5ET time start doesn’t make you any lesser of a fan no matter what other people think.

  • JHizzle75

    Foligno gets a goal. Girgs gets a goal and an assist. Sabres win 5-3

    • Richard Spalding


  • Richard Spalding

    5-4, Capitals. I feel a barn-burner coming on here. I see Ennis, Girgs, and Moulson getting points somewhere. I see Stafford getting one goal, at least. (Intriguing, no?) don’t see John Scott scoring tonight, btw. Do I dare predict Ville Leino finally gets one in? Yes I do.

    • Timothy Redinger

      Stafford scoressssssss

      • Richard Spalding

        I’m such a genius! If you ignore everything else in my prediction, of course.

  • wolfdoctor

    4-3 Sabres. Leino is embarrassed about Scott having scored more goals than him this year, so he will score not one but two goals. Ennis will score as well as Myers.