It’s pretty safe to say that the Capitals did not play well in Chicago against the Blackhawks on Saturday Night. Their next test was the Buffalo Sabres in wintery western New York. A battle between a beast of the east and well… the Buffalo Sabres.
Nothing for ya through twenty minutes but some good goaltending from Philipp Grubauer and Chad Johnson.
Alex Ovechkin opened the scoring as his chase for goal #600 continues. John Carlson squeaked one home to double the advantage.
Kyle Okposo scored late to make the ending of this one interesting. Kuznetsov empty netter. Evander Kane garbage time goal.
Caps beat Sabres 3-2!
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— RMNB (@russianmachine) February 19, 2018
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Blackhawks have contacted the ejected fans from Saturday night and told them they are banned from future games. Via a team spokesperson: "Racist comments and other inappropriate behavior are not tolerated by the Chicago Blackhawks."
— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) February 19, 2018
— cara (@carabahniuk) February 19, 2018
The Sabres are not a good hockey team, but this was a good bounce back game from the Caps anyway (outside of that third period). The effort was there, the skating legs were there, the goaltending was there, and the two points were there. They don’t get much time to dwell on this one though as they are right back at it tomorrow in DC against a very good Tampa Bay Lightning team. Could we also see the debut of new defenseman Michal Kempny?
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