The NHL is back in action today as the Washington Capitals will clash with the Buffalo Sabres.
Washington earned a 5-2 road victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday afternoon. And on the other side, Buffalo was defeated 3-1 on the road by Philadelphia in their last game Saturday night.
Washington Capitals Form
The Capitals are one of the better teams in the NHL this season. Moreover, they are at the top spot in the Metropolitan Division together with the Flyers. he Capitals are excellent in penalty killing as they successfully work through 82.8 per cent of their shorthanded situations this season. The Capitals are a strong team and one of the main contenders for the Stanley Cup this season.
On the offensive side of the game, the Capitals score an average of 3.44 goals per game.
Also, on the defensive side of the game, the Capitals concede an average of 3.09 goals per game so far this season.
Buffalo Sabres Form
The Sabres suffered a defeat in the game against the Flyers. Moreover, their offensive gameplan did not work in that game as expected. And now, their recent record stands at 6 defeats in their last 6 games. Therefore, the Sabres are 6th in the Atlantic Division, 13 points behind Toronto for the final guaranteed playoff spot and 32 points back of the Bruins for the top spot. As for the wild card picture, the Sabres are 13 points behind the Blue Jackets for the second wild-card spot. Therefore, it is safe to say that that the Sabres will not be part of the playoffs this season.
On the offensive side of the game, the Sabres score an average of 2.81 goals per game.
On the defensive side of the ice, Buffalo is conceding an average of 3.13 goals per game.
The Sabres have 6 defeats in a row. Moreover, they were demolished in the game against the Flyers in their last game. And now they are facing the commanding Capitals. They will have a hard time to contain a Washington team that has plenty of offensive weaponry to work within their top nine forwards.
Also, the Capitals are in a tight race with the Flyers for the top spot. Therefore, I expect another win for Washington in this game.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Washinton Capitals vs. Buffalo Sabres 03/08/2020 is: take the Washington Capitals (Moneyline).
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