Capitals Vs. Sabres: Washington Losers Of 10 Of 15 After 5-1 Loss To Sabres

The Caps have now lost 10 of their last 15 games after their second loss in as many nights, a 5-1 loss to the Sabres.

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Capitals Vs. Sabres: Caps Losers Of 10 Of 15 After 5-1 Loss To Sabres

After losing 6-3 to the New York Rangers Friday, the Washington Capitals hoped that a quick turnaround Saturday would turn things around. Yet, things continued to spin out of control after a 5-1 loss to the Buffalo Sabres.

Luke Adam scored twice, while Zack Kassian, Jason Pominville and Jochen Hecht also scored. Jason Chimera's penalty shot was the only goal Washington scored Saturday.

Chimera's goal actually cut the Sabres' lead to 2-1, but less than 30 seconds later, Kassian's first NHL goal restored Buffalo's lead to 3-1. Two goals in the third sealed the victory for the Sabres.

A two-game win streak earlier this week gave way to two losses in as many days for the Caps. Washington, after starting the season 7-0-0, have lost 10 of 15.

Next week, the Caps will have another three-game homestand. It begins Tuesday against the surging St. Louis Blues before facing the rival Pittsburgh Penguins Thursday.

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Capitals Vs. Sabres: Caps' Struggles Continue, Trail Sabres 3-1

The Washington Capitals can't catch a break.

Jason Chimera's goal brought the Caps back into the game, but Zack Kassian's goal less than 30 seconds later restored the Buffalo Sabres' lead to 3-1 after 40 minutes at First Niagara Center.

Chimera's penalty shot gave the Caps some much-needed momentum. After being dragged down by Christian Ehrhoff on a breakaway, Chimera beat Jhonas Enroth top-shelf - so much so that the puck got stuck underneath the padding - for his team-leading ninth goal of the season at 6:39.

Kassian killed that momentum 27 seconds later with his first career NHL goal. His simple snapshot got past Tomas Vokoun on what could be characterized as a soft goal. Buffalo outshot the Caps 9-8 in the period and are outshooting them 21-15 for the entire game.

Follow this StoryStream throughout the game for updates. For more on the Caps, visit SB Nation's Capitals blog, Japers' Rink.

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Capitals Vs. Sabres: Mistakes Cost Caps, Trail Sabres 2-0

If a player from one team could assist on a goal for the other team, Dennis Wideman would have a primary assist.

Wideman's turnover and Tomas Vokoun's misplayed puck have the Washington Capitals in a 2-0 hole at the end of the first period against the Buffalo Sabres.

Luke Adam took advantage of Wideman's turnover and scored his seventh goal of the season at 10:47. Buffalo's forecheck had Washington pinned down in their zone. Wideman got the puck behind the net and attempted to clear, but his pass came right to Adam in the slot. With no one else around, Adam had time to fire a slap shot past Vokoun.

About five minutes later, it looked as though Vokoun saved Thomas Vanek's shot from the point, but he bobbled the puck and couldn't close his glove on it. Unfortunately for Vokoun, Jason Pominville was in the crease to put the loose puck in the net for his ninth goal of the season.

The Sabres outshot the Caps 12-7.

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Capitals Vs. Sabres: Tomas Vokoun To Start, Mathieu Perreault Returns To Lineup

Tomas Vokoun will start for the Washington Capitals Saturday against the Buffalo Sabres, according to The Washington Post's Katie Carrera.

Michal Neuvirth started Friday in the Caps' 6-3 loss to the New York Rangers. Considering the back-to-back games and Neuvirth's performance Friday. Vokoun starting was more or less a formality.

Mathieu Perreault will also return to the lineup in place of Cody Eakin. Perreault has been scratched in seven of the last 11 games for Washington. John Erskine will miss tonight's game as he continues to recover from a fall on his surgically repaired shoulder that occurred last Sunday at practice.

Meanwhile, the Sabres are missing nine regulars, including Ryan Miller, Brad Boyes, Tyler Myers and Tyler Ennis. To fill the roster, Buffalo recalled Brayden McNabb and Paul Szczechura from AHL Rochester.

Follow this StoryStream throughout the day for updates. For more on the Caps, visit SB Nation's Capitals blog, Japers' Rink.

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Capitals Vs. Sabres: Washington Hopes Second Game Of Back-To-Back Is Kinder In Buffalo

The Caps will have a chance to redeem themselves after Friday's disappointing loss Saturday against the Sabres.

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