For most teams, losing two centers during a game while trailing 2-1 would be a hill too steep to climb. It wasn't for the Caps on Wednesday night thanks to Evgeny Kuznetsov.
Post-game analysis of the Capitals’ 5-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres Wednesday night at Verizon Center:
Alex Ovechkin's 494th goal tied the game 2-2 on Wednesday night against the Buffalo Sabres. His 495th was just for play in the Caps' 5-2 win. Ovi's now only 5 goals away from 500.
John Carlson will miss his second-consecutive game on Wednesday after undergoing an MRI for a lower body injury suffered in Saturday's win over Montreal.