bob_sauve28 Posted March 15 Report Share Posted March 15 March 14, 2006 Facebook Share Twitter Share LinkedIn Share Link Share Email Share GAME: Buffalo Sabres (42-16-5) at Washington Capitals (22-34-7). TIME: Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST. Looking to move into a tie atop the Northeast Division, the Buffalo Sabres go for their season high-tying seventh straight win when they visit the struggling Washington Capitals. The Sabres earned their third winning streak of at least six games with a 6-2 victory over Boston on Sunday. Thomas Vanek scored two goals and added an assist for Buffalo, which won seven in a row from Dec. 4-19. "That's why we're a good team," said Buffalo center Daniel Briere, who saw his eight-game point streak come to an end. "We keep finding ways to win and there's no doubt it doesn't matter who scores. ... The depth of our team is what makes the difference and it showed tonight." The Sabres' depth is particularly evident when it comes to offense. Buffalo's 220 goals are third-most in the Eastern Conference, with 10 players scoring at least 10 goals and three with at least 20. Vanek, a 22-year-old rookie, is tied for the team lead with Ales Kotalik with 23 goals. Vanek has scored four times in the last four games, although he's been held without a point in four consecutive road contests. He has only eight goals in 30 road games this season. The Sabres are in fourth place in the conference, nine points ahead of fifth-place Philadelphia, but continue to push the Ottawa Senators for first place in the Northeast. Buffalo is two points behind Ottawa, which hosts Tampa Bay on Tuesday. Buffalo will be facing a Capitals team that it has dominated of late, winning six of the last seven meetings while outscoring Washington 34-14 during that span. https://www.nhl.com/news/sabres-capitals-preview/c-102210 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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