How it happened: Evgeny Kuznetsov took a slow and deliberate approach on Buffalo goal
Nicklas Backstrom took a hard hit to the boards from Buffalo's Mike Weber and Alex Ovechkin did not like it.
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.
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]:
Alexander Ovechkin scored on the man advantage against the Rangers, giving him more power play goals (21) than the Sabres (20) this season.