A year ago at this time, the idea of the NHL adopting some form of an extended overtime featuring 3-on-3 play was met with a fair amount of resistance by the league’s general managers.
The Capitals’ power play was about to expire when Evgeny Kuznetsov hit the blue line with a head of steam, Joel Ward on his right and Curtis Glencross on his left.
Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen described Monday night’s 4-3 shootout win over the Buffalo Sabres as a “dribblers through the infield” kind of game.
Coming off his eighth shutout of the season, Braden Holtby will get the start tonight in Buffalo against the Sabres, Capitals coach Barry Trotz said in his 5 p.m. news conference.
News and notes as the Capitals [37-23-10, 84 points] visit the Buffalo Sabres [19-43-6, 44 points] at FirstNiagaraCenter [7 p.m., CSN+, NBCSN]: