Washington; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Buffalo Sabres visit Washington after the Capitals beat Toronto 4-3 in overtime.
The Capitals are 4-0-1 against Eastern Conference opponents. Washington is fourth in the league recording 9.9 points per game, averaging 3.8 goals and 6.1 assists.
The Sabres are 5-1-1 in Eastern Conference play. Buffalo has allowed eight power-play goals, killing 79.5% of opponent opportunities.
The teams match up Friday for the first time this season.
LAST 10 GAMES: Sabres: 7-2-1, averaging three goals, 5.2 assists, 3.4 penalties and 6.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .930 save percentage.
Capitals: 7-2-1, averaging 4.3 goals, 6.7 assists, five penalties and 11.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game with a .894 save percentage.