Jeff Skinner to be honored for playing his 1000th game with the Sabres on Tuesday

Sabres Gear Up for Skinner’s 1,000th Game Milestone with a Night of Commemorations and Exciting Hockey Showdown Against Capitals

The Buffalo Sabres are preparing to celebrate Jeff Skinner’s 1,000th NHL game on Tuesday night when they take on the Washington Capitals. This will be the second meeting of the season between the two teams, with the Capitals winning in overtime with a 4-3 victory in their last game.

To kick off the celebration, a pregame ceremony will be held at 6:55 p.m., featuring special giveaways for fans who arrive early. The first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive a commemorative red beanie featuring Skinner’s signature, while throughout the night, Skinner-themed giveaways will also take place.

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 the Jeff Skinner 1,000th game logo. Buffalo has an impressive home record of 18-19-1 and is overall 35-35-5 with a scoring differential of -5.

On the other hand, the Capitals have a solid road record of 16-16-4 and an overall record of 36-27-10 with a scoring differential of -30. Rasmus Dahlin is one of the standout performers for the Sabres, scoring 17 goals and racking up 36 assists this season. Meanwhile, Tage Thompson has been on fire lately, scoring seven goals and adding six assists in his past ten games.

For Washington, Tom Wilson has been instrumental in their success this season, scoring 17 goals and adding 15 assists. Alexander Ovechkin has also been a valuable asset to their team, contributing eight goals and two assists in his past ten games. In their last ten games alone, Buffalo has won five out of six games (including both meetings against Washington), while Washington is just three out of six (two wins against Buffalo).

In terms of injuries, both teams are dealing with some setbacks: Mattias Samuelsson is out for the rest of the season after suffering an upper body injury for Buffalo; Lukas Rousek is day to day with a face injury; Nicklas Backstrom is missing this game due to a hip injury for Washington; Rasmus Sandin is also day to day with an lower body injury; Ethan Bear is absent due to personal reasons.

With all these factors taken into account

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