WASHINGTON — The Buffalo Sabres will try and do what the Detroit Red Wings and Carolina Hurricanes did not do this week when they play the Washington Capitals Saturday night at Capital One Arena.Stop Alex Ovechkin.Ovechkin tied his career-long point streak at 13 games Friday night with his second straight hat trick as Washington rallied for a 6-5 shootout win at the Carolina Hurricanes.Article continues below ...An Ovechkin one-timer from the left circle at 9:49 of the third period made it a 5-4 game for Washington before former Capital Justin Williams forced overtime.“Obviously I have pretty good chances Anders Bjork Jersey ,” Ovechkin told the team website of his hat trick. “You can see on my goals my linemates do a pretty good job of giving me space and I just have to put it in.”It was Ovechkin’s 22nd NHL hat track and his point streak (16 goals, six assists) tied his longest in the NHL. Overall, he has 28 goals and 42 points in 31 games.“Any time he’s in the offensive zone he’s dangerous with the puck,” the Sabres Conor Sheary told the Buffalo News. “You have to be aware of him when he’s out there and not give him time and space. And keeping them off the power play is such a big them with them too. It’s a strong first unit that can bury the puck.”In 45 career games against the Sabres, Ovechkin has 46 points (30 goals, 16 assists).Travis Boyd scored goal for the third straight game Friday night and Tom Wilson also scored. Jakub Vrana provided the shootout winner and Nic Dowd and John Carlson each had three assists for the Capitals (19-9-3).Washington won despite trailing 4-1 in the second period of a game in which they allowed three power-play goals and a short-handed tally.“A tough start, and falling behind by three,” Capitals coach Todd Reirden told the team’s website. “But the second half of the game – I think we said at the eight-minute mark [of the second period] that there was a lot of hockey to be played. Major credit to our guys for sticking with it and battling through and converting on our chances that we got. It was a big two points for us in not a perfect way.”The Capitals have won four straight and 11 of 13.Buffalo (19-9-4) has won two straight after a five-game losing streak and is 5-3-2 in its last 10 games. The Sabres play back-to-backs this weekend in Washington and Boston.“It’s going to be a very good test Bobby Orr Jersey ,” coach Phil Housley told the Buffalo News. “Washington is healthy right now. They’ve got their full lineup so it’s going to be a great challenge for our guys to get ready to play in difficult circumstances in their building not getting the matchups we want. There’s going to be a lot of responsibility, especially on our young guys, to face a heavy team.”The Sabres are coming off a 3-1 home win over the Arizona CoyotesThursday night. Buffalo got goals from Jeff Skinner, Evan Rodrigues and Casey Mittelstadt. Goaltender Carter Hutton, who had missed the past three games, made 25 saves.Buffalo defenseman Marco Scandella (upper body injury) practiced a Friday and could return against the Capitals.Braden Holtby made 22 saves for the Capitals Friday night, so Pheonix Copley could get the start against Buffalo. GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Already down a goalie http://www.officialbruinsproonline.com/authentic-adidas-brad-marchand-jersey , the New Jersey Devils watched MacKenzie Blackwood leave in the first period with a lower-body injury.Keith Kinkaid filled in nicely for someone who hadn’t played in four games.Kinkaid stopped 21 shots and had two saves in a shootout, lifting the New Jersey Devils to a 3-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Friday night.“It was nice to see Keith come in and he was strong for us,” Devils coach John Hynes said. “He got better and better as the game went on.”Kinkaid started the season as New Jersey’s No. 1 goalie, but the Devils have been riding Blackwood’s recent success with Cory Schneider out.Blackwood, making his seventh start in nine games seemed to tweak his leg midway through the first period and was replaced by Kinkaid late. Kinkaid gave up goals to Conor Garland and Christian Fischer in regulation, but stopped Alex Galchenyuk and Nick Cousins in the shootout.Kyle Palmeiri and Drew Stafford scored in the shootout for the Devils, who have won four of six.In regulation, New Jersey’s Nico Hischier scored his 11th goal on a shot that didn’t go into the net and Blake Coleman had his 12th of the season.“It was a good effort Youth Brandon Carlo Jersey ,” Stafford said. “It wasn’t the prettiest game, but we found a way.”Arizona’s Darcy Kuemper made a pair of spectacular saves in overtime, swiping a puck out of the crease after it trickled through on one, snatching another shot from a seated position on another. He allowed goals on the two shots he faced in the shootout and finished with 33 saves.The injury-depleted Coyotes went 0 for 5 on the power play, including a lengthy 5 on 3, and have lost 11 of 15.“Five, six regulars out, I hate to keep saying it Womens Charlie McAvoy Jersey ,” Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet said. “We worked hard, but you could tell the skill level wasn’t there sometimes. We’re just grinding away.”The Devils scored a goal 1:05 into the game that never actually went into the net.New Jersey had a 2-on-1 after an Arizona neutral-zone turnover and Kyle Palmieri fed the puck to Hischier. Kuemper got a piece of Hischier’s shot and the puck shot in the air just as Arizona forward Clayton Keller crashed into the goal, dislodging it. Initially called no goal, the officials awarded it to Hischier upon review, ruling the puck would have gone in had Keller not knocked the goal off its moorings.“The puck was in the air, so I don’t think you can assume it wasn’t going to hit the top of the net,” Tocchet said. “It went to Toronto. I don’t know.”Garland tied it late in the first period, intercepting a pass by New Jersey’s Pavel Zacha in front of the crease and slipping the puck under Kinkaid’s left pad.Fischer put the Coyotes up midway through the second period Danton Heinen Jersey Kids , beating Kinkaid stick side with a wrister from the left circle.Coleman tied it late in the period, one-timing in a pass from Travis Zajac that hit Kuemper’s left pad and trickled through his legs.Kuemper made a spectacular save in the third period to prevent a short-handed goal, doing to splits to get a skate on Hischier’s breakaway attempt.It wasn’t enough. Arizona missed on some chances in the third period and overtime, and couldn’t get anything past Kinkaid in the shootout.“We were on the game, but I don’t think we do enough to win that game,” Coyotes captain Oliver Ekman-Larsson said.NOTES: Arizona C Nick Schmaltz missed his second straight game with a lower-body injury. He was placed on injured reserve on Thursday and is listed as week-to-week by the team. … Schneider missed his ninth straight game with a lower-body injury, but has been skating on his own. LW Taylor Hall missed his fifth straight with a lower-body injury.UP NEXTThe Devils: At Vegas on Sunday.The Coyotes: Host the New York Rangers on Sunday.
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