Washington Capitals vs Buffalo Sabres: NHL Live Stream, Schedule, Probable Lineups, Injury Report, March 15, 2023

The game between the Washington Capitals and Buffalo Sabres will take place at Capital One Arena on Wednesday, March 15 at 7:00 PM ET.

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By Niranjan Shivalkar | Mar 15, 2023 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Washington Capitals                                            

The Washington Capitals will welcome the Buffalo Sabres to Capital One Arena for an NHL game on Wednesday. The Washington Capitals lost 5-3 in their last game over the Rangers. Matt Irwin had a goal and an assist, and Nicolas Aube-Kubel and Nic Dowd also scored for a Capitals team minus star left wing Alex Ovechkin (lower-body injury). Darcy Kuemper finished with 31 saves as Washington lost for the third time in four games.

“Our first period wasn’t good enough,” coach Peter Laviolette said. “They were quicker, they beat us to pucks and spaces. … They came out with that pace and we were second in a lot of areas.” Trailing 4-2, the Capitals were on a power play early in the third period when Shesterkin snatched a high shot from Washington’s Dylan Strome to preserve New York’s two-goal lead. Just six seconds after another Capitals power play expired, Dowd knocked in the rebound of his own shot in front to pull Washington within one with 8:12 left.

Vesey scored an empty-netter to restore the Rangers’ two-goal lead with 2:11 remaining. Zibanejad put the Rangers right back ahead 16 seconds later with his second of the night and team-leading 34th. Shesterkin made a long pass to Panarin, who brought the puck up the left side, skated around defenseman Alexander Alexeyev, cut toward the net and passed to Zibanejad, who was driving toward the front and put a backhand past Kuemper.

Buffalo Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres on the other hand won 3-4 against the Maple Leafs in their last game. Alex Tuch had two goals in his return from injury and the Buffalo Sabres rallied from two goals down to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 on Monday night. Jack Quinn and Dylan Cozens also scored for Buffalo, and Owen Power and JJ Peterka each had two assists for Buffalo. Craig Anderson had 25 saves as the Sabres won for just the second time in eight games (2-5-1).

“Stayed patient,” said Tuch, who missed eight games with a lower-body injury, but has six goals and three assists in his last six appearances dating back to Feb. 15. “We just stuck to it.” After falling behind 2-0 early in the second period, the Sabres scored four consecutive goals over a 27-minute stretch. “We’ve made defending a greater focal point,” Sabres coach Don Granato said. “Our guys recognized tonight ways they could impact it more and more as the game went along.”

Quinn batting the puck past Murray for the rookie forward’s 13th to get the Sabres on the scoreboard with 5:02 left in the second. Anderson made a nice breakaway stop on Nylander on Toronto’s next shot early in the third — the Leafs went over 17 minutes without testing the Sabres’ goalie — before Tuch tied things at 3:39.

Probable Lineup

Washington Capitals

Matt Irwin – Nicolas Aube-Kubel – Nic Dowd 

T. J. Oshie – Aliaksei Protas – Rasmus Sandin 

Dylan Strome – Trevor van Riemsdyk – Alexander Alexeyev 

Nicklas Bäckström – Martin Fehérváry 

Nick Jensen – Darcy Kuemper 

Evgeny Kuznetsov – Anthony Mantha 

Conor Sheary – Craig Smith 

Joe Snively 

Tom Wilson

Buffalo Sabres

Dylan Cozens – JJ Peterka – Owen Power 

Alex Tuch – Jack Quinn – Jeff Skinner 

Riley Stillman – Tage Thompson – Craig Anderson 

Jacob Bryson – Rasmus Dahlin 

Zemgus Girgensons – Jordan Greenway 

Henri Jokiharju – Tyson Jost 

Peyton Krebs – Ilya Lyubushkin 

Casey Mittelstadt 

Kyle Okposo

Injury Report

Washington Capitals: Sonny Milano, Alex Ovechkin, John Carlson, Carl Hagelin, Connor Brown

Buffalo Sabres: Eric Comrie, Mattias Samuelsson, Ben Bishop

Washington Capitals vs Buffalo Sabres Schedule

The game between the Washington Capitals and Buffalo Sabres will take place at Capital One Arena on Wednesday, March 15 at 7:00 PM ET.

Where to watch the Washington Capitals vs Buffalo Sabres?

The match between the Washington Capitals and Buffalo Sabres will be telecast live on MSG, NBC Sports Washington.

CountryChannelDate and Time
United StatesMSG, NBC Sports Washington..March 15 (7:00 PM ET)

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