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Sabres to Honor Jeff Skinner in 1000th Game Celebration on Tuesday

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Apr 2, 2024

The Buffalo Sabres will be honoring Jeff Skinner’s 1,000 NHL game on Tuesday night as they face off against the Washington Capitals for the second time this season. The last meeting between the two teams ended in an overtime victory for the Capitals with a score of 4-3.

A pregame ceremony will kick off at 6:55 p.m. offering special giveaways for fans who arrive early. The first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive a commemorative red beanie featuring Skinner’s signature. Throughout the game, there will be Skinner-themed giveaways for fans to enjoy.

For this special occasion, the Sabres will be wearing their black-and-red alternate jerseys for the final time this season, which will feature a commemorative jersey patch with Jeff Skinner’s 1,000th game logo. Buffalo’s record at home is 18-19-1, and overall they sit at 35-35-5, with a scoring differential of -5.

On the other hand, the Washington Capitals have gone 16-16-4 on the road and have an overall record of 36-27-10. They have a scoring differential of -30, having scored 197 goals while conceding 227. Key players to watch in this game include Rasmus Dahlin and Tage Thompson for the Sabres, and Tom Wilson and Alexander Ovechkin for the Capitals.

In their last 10 games, the Sabres have gone 5-5-0, scoring an average of 3.4 goals per game and conceding 2.9 goals per game. Meanwhile, the Capitals have a record of 6-3-1, scoring three goals per game on average and conceding 3.4 goals per game.

Injury updates for both teams include Mattias Samuelsson out for the season and Lukas Rousek day-to-day for the Sabres. For the Capitals, Nicklas Backstrom is out with a hip injury, Rasmus Sandin is day-to-day with a lower body injury, and Ethan Bear is out due to personal reasons.

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