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Capitals vs. Sabres: Game 53 of 82

Mike Green's overtime winner, his second goal and third point of the night, coupled with four points from Alex Ovechkin to defeat the Buffalo Sabres 5-4 in 61 minutes.

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Moments that Mattered: A Defenseless Defense

Poor defensive coverage on each of Buffalo's goals Tuesday night meant the difference between another rout and an overtime nail-biter.

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Moments that Mattered: Return of Game-Over Green

Mike Green has had a bit of a rough season for the Caps, to date, but last night he capped off a vintage Mike Green game with an overtime game-winner

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Caps vs. Sabres Recap: Green's Night Leads Caps

Mike Green's overtime winner, his second goal and third point of the night, coupled with four points from Alex Ovechkin to defeat the Buffalo Sabres 5-4 in 61 minutes.

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Caps vs. Sabres 3rd Period Thread

An entertaining middle frame saw a cheap shot from Mike Weber against Marcus Johansson and a pair of NHL milestones - Mike Green's 100th career goal and Philip Varone's first NHL tally. The 96th of Troy Bouwer's career on a late period power play has Washington up by one with twenty minutes left to play.

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Green Hits the Century Mark

Green wraps up a month of milestones in style with his 100th career goal

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Caps vs. Sabres 2nd Period Thread

Two early goals from Alex Ovechkin got the scoring started before the Sabres' Christian Ehrhoff pulled the home team to within one by jumping on a loose puck at Braden Holtby's feet. Washington will be happy with their first ten minutes of the period and will look to continue the pressure directed at Jhonas Enroth.

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Tonight's 8-Bit Lines: Second-Line Swivel

Per Katie Carrera, the Caps could be without two veteran centers tonight, with Mikhail Grabovski not making the trip and Brooks Laich a gametime decision. Assuming Laich goes, here are the projected lines and defensive pairings in front of Braden Holtby, who has the crease tonight::

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Marcus Johansson - Nicklas Backstrom - Alex Ovechkin

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Martin Erat - Brooks Laich - Troy Brouwer

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Jason Chimera - Jay Beagle - Tom Wilson

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Eric Fehr - Casey Wellman - Joel Ward

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Karl Alzner - John Carlson

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Dmitry Orlov - Mike Green

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John Erskine - Connor Carrick

Ryan Stoa (recalled from Hershey earlier today) will either join Aaron Volpatti as a healthy scratch or sub in for Laich on the second line, with Grabovski and Jack Hillen out with injuries and Michal Neuvirth backing up Holtby.

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Caps @ Sabres Game Thread

Washington looks to build off Saturday night's streak-snapping win as they head to Buffalo

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