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

The Buffalo Sabres are set to celebrate a milestone in Jeff Skinner’s career as they face the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night. This will be the second meeting of the season between the two teams, with the Capitals winning 4-3 in overtime in their last game.

To kick off the celebration, a pregame ceremony will take place 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 wear 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 struggled on the road with a 16-16-4 record and are overall 36-27-10 with a scoring differential of -30. Rasmus Dahlin has been a standout performer for the Sabres with 17 goals and 36 assists, while Tage Thompson has been on fire with seven goals and six assists in the past ten games.

For the Capitals, Tom Wilson has scored 17 goals and added 15 assists, while Alexander Ovechkin has eight goals and two assists in the past ten games. In their last ten games, both teams have had similar records: Buffalo is 5-5-0 while Washington is 6-3-1.

In terms of injuries, Buffalo will be without Mattias Samuelsson for the season due to an upper body injury, while Lukas Rousek is day to day with a face injury. The Capitals will miss Nicklas Backstrom due to a hip injury and Ethan Bear is out for personal reasons.

Overall, this matchup between two strong teams promises to be an exciting game filled with great performances from top players like Skinner and Ovechkin.

By Samantha Jones

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