NHL

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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]:

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