The Capitals may still have six games remaining before the final buzzer goes off on the regular season, but their playoff run begins tonight.
Arlington, VA-The Capitals prepare for the Buffalo Sabres tonight in what Karl Alzner calls, “This is officially the biggest game of the year for us” as playoff implications are on the line.
Washington, DC-Alex Ovechkin’s two goals lifted the Caps to a 3-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres and gives the Caps their second win in a row before they hit the road.
Arlington, VA-The Caps (18-15-2, 38 points) host the Buffalo Sabres (17-16-3, 37 points) tonight for their last home game of 2011.
The Caps get crushed 5-1 in Buffalo, but head home for three and hope to get back on the winning track of things.
Caps win in a shootout against the Buffalo Sabres.
It’s likely that the Caps might not know who they’ll play next until Wednesday and won’t open the Eastern Conference semifinals until Friday.
Check out video of Alex Ovechkin, Mike Knuble, Nicklas Backstrom and Bruce Boudreau talking about the 5-4 overtime win over the Buffalo Sabres.
Bruce Boudreau Post-Game Press Conference Locker Room Interviews (Jason Chimera, Michal Neuvirth, David Steckel)