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

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

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, and 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 a record of 18-19-1 at home and is 35-35-5 overall, with a scoring differential of -5.

On the other hand, the Capitals have a record of 16-16-4 on the road and are 36-27-10 overall with a scoring differential of -30. Rasmus Dahlin is 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 10 games.

For the Capitals, Tom Wilson has scored 17 goals and added 15 assists, and Alexander Ovechkin has eight goals and two assists in the past 10 games. In their last 10 games, the Sabres have a record of 5-5-0, while the Capitals are 6-3-1.

In terms of injuries, both teams are facing some challenges. The Sabres 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 be missing Nicklas Backstrom due to a hip injury and Rasmus Sandin is day to day with a lower body injury. Additionally Ethan Bear is out for personal reasons.

Overall it promises to be an exciting matchup as both teams look forward to celebrating Jeff Skinner’s milestone game while also competing for victory on the ice.

By Sophia Gonzalez

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