The Washington Capitals lost 4-2 to the Buffalo Sabres, relinquishing their playoff spot to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Key moments included Zach Benson and Alex Tuch scoring for the Sabres, while Connor McMichael and Tom Wilson scored for the Caps.

By the Numbers
  • The Sabres outshot the Caps 24-17.
  • The Caps led in hits 34-23 but had 16 shots blocked.
  • The Sabres had 13 blocked shots and led in takeaways 8-2.
State of Play
  • Washington Capitals lost to Buffalo Sabres 4-2, losing their playoff spot.
  • If Capitals don't win their remaining three games, they risk missing the playoffs.
Bottom Line

The Washington Capitals need to win their remaining games to secure a playoff spot; otherwise, they face the harsh reality of missing the playoffs and settling for a less favorable draft pick.