For the Sabres the leading position in the Atlantic has caused a lot of stress for the team. However, the Sabres are a team that has been battling and are far ahead of the schedule compared to what they should be for how short of a time frame they started the rebuilding process.
The Sabres on the year have relied on Carter Hutton to lead the team in the net with 13 wins on the year. Hutton has also been able to save 91.7% of the shots sent his way, but also have managed to get a 2.61 goals against average.
The Capitals have been playing have been playing really well lately and they are starting to become one of the threats to make a legitimate back to back run for the Cup. However, the Capitals are going to have figure out how to play better defense on the season if they are going to be able to continue to be considered a threat on the year.
The goalie the Capitals have relied on quite a bit this year has been Braden Holtby who has managed to get 13 wins on the year with a 91.1% of the shots saved and has only allowed 2.86 goals a game.