Sabres head into Washington as both teams are struggling to find a win

@ 3:00 PM

Last Game:
Washington: Jan 25 @ New Jersey-Capitals Lost 2-3(OT)

Buffalo: Jan 25 vs. Carolina-Sabres Lost 3-1

Washington: 0-3-1
Buffalo: 2-2-0

Rank In Conference:
Washington: 15th
Buffalo: 9th

Power Play Ranking:
Washington: 15.0(T-21st)
Buffalo: 21.0(15th)

Penalty Kill Ratings:
Washington: 66.7(28th)
Buffalo: 80.0(T-13th)

Goals For:
Washington: 8(T-23rd)
Buffalo: 11(T-14th)

Goals Against:
Washington: 17(T-26th)
Buffalo: 12(T-14th)

Shots For:
Washington: 123(T-17th)
Buffalo: 135(12th)

Shots Against:
Washington: 130(18th)
Buffalo: 144(T-22nd)

Blocked Shots:
Washington: 46(23rd)
Buffalo: 44(25th)

Washington: 68(25th)
Buffalo: 92(15th)

Face-Off Percentage:
Washington: 47.3(23rd)
Buffalo: 40.6(30th)

Team Leaders:

Washington: Ward(2), Ribeiro, Green, Brouwer, Wolski, Hendricks, Crabb(1)
Buffalo: Vanek, Pominville, Hodgson(3), Myers and Ott(1)

Washington: Ribeiro(3), Backstrom and Chimera(2), 7 Players with(1)
Buffalo: Vanek(6), Pominville(5), Ehrhoff(3), 6 Players with(1)

Washington: Ribeiro(4), Ward(3), Green, Backstrom, Chimera(2)
Buffalo: Vanek(9), Pominville(8), Hodgson and Ehrhoff(3)

Washington: Ward(+2), Ribeiro, Chimera, Beagle(+1)
Buffalo: Hodgson and Sulzer(+2), Vanek and Regehr(+1)

Penalty Minutes:
Washington: Hendricks(19), Ribeiro(14), Carlson and Brouwer(6)
Buffalo: Kaleta(18), Ott and Foligno(11), Vanek and Myers(8)

Washington: Ovechkin(13), Green, Carlson, Wolski(12), Ward(9)
Buffalo: Vanek(20), Hodgson(18), Pominville(15), Stafford(12)

Blocked Shots:
Washington: Carlson(10), Alzner(7), Green(6), Crabb(5)
Buffalo: Regehr and Sekera(7), Ehrhoff(6), Ott and Pominville(5)

Washington: Chimera(11), Brouwer(10), Ovechkin(8), Green and Hendricks(7)
Buffalo: Ott(21), Kaleta(13), Foligno(12), Regehr(9)

Face-Off Wins:
Washington: Backstrom(34), Beagle(30), Brouwer(15), Ribeiro(13)
Buffalo: Hodgson(30), Ennis(22), Hecht and Ott(13), Grigorenko(12)

Today Starting Goaltender Matchup:
Washington: Michal Neuvirth 0-1-1 3.36 GAA .877 SV% 0 SO
Buffalo: Ryan Miller 2-1-0 1.67 GAA .952 SV% 0 SO

Last Meeting: Mar 27 @ Washington-Sabres Won 5-1

Season Series: Sabres Won 3-1
All-Time: Sabres Lead 85-45-16
All-Time @ WSH: Sabres Lead 41-22-10

This Day In Sabres History:

Jan. 27, 2002
Stu Barnes scores his second goal of the game in overtime to give the Sabres a 3-2 victory in Washington.

Injury Report:
Washington: Laich Groin(IR/Out), Hillen Upper Body(IR/Out)
Buffalo: McCormick Finger(IR/Out), Leino Strained Hip(IR/Out), Vanek Lower Body(Questionable)

Next 5 Games:
Jan 29 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 7:00 PM(MSG HD)
Jan 31 at Boston Bruins 7:00 PM(MSG HD)
Feb 2 at Montreal Canadiens 2:00 PM(MSG HD/CBC/RDS)
Feb 3 vs. Florida Panthers 3:00 PM(MSG HD)
Feb 5 at Ottawa Senators 7:30 PM(MSG HD/RDS)

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