Pittsburgh Penguins (47-24-6) @ Buffalo Sabres (38-29-10)
TV: ROOT, MSG-B
First Niagara Center - Buffalo, NY
We're not 100% sure of this fact, but the Buffalo Sabres have won approximately 2 million games in-a-row. They're currently in eighth spot in the East. The Pens beating them in regulation today would really help the Washington Capitals.
Season Series: 1-2-0
Last Meeting That Counted: February 19, 2012. Penguins lost 6-2.
What we said in our recap:
This is one of those games were you develop an unhealthy hatred of the Buffalo Sabres. From the minute the puck dropped, the Sabres and their fans were trolling.
Hard to imagine five bigger douches this weekend.
Know Your Enemy: Die By The Blade
What they're saying:
If the Sabres feel good about the hot streak they've been on, they need only look across the ice to see a team that's been feeling equally good about their performance down the stretch run. Despite coming off consecutive losses to the New York Islanders, the Pittsburgh Penguins have been on top of their game since January, boasting 26 wins in their last 35 games. They're 6-3-1 in their last 10 games, with the Sabres posting an equally impressive 7-1-2 record during that time.
Favorite Sabres-Related Image, Photoshop or Gif:
Pittsburgh Penguins lines from Empty Netters:
Steve Sullivan - Evgeni Malkin - James Neal
Chris Kunitz - Sidney Crosby - Pascal Dupuis
Matt Cooke - Jordan Staal - Tyler Kennedy
Eric Tangradi - Craig Adams - Arron Asham
Brooks Orpik - Zbynek Michalek
Matt Niskanen - Paul Martin
Simon Despres/Brian Strait - Deryk Engelland
Marc-Andre Fleury/Brent Johnson
Buffalo Sabres lines from Empty Netters:
Ville Leino - Derek Roy - Jason Pominville
Corey Tropp - Cody Hodgson - Thomas Vanek
Marcus Foligno - Tyler Ennis - Drew Stafford
Cody McCormick - Brad Boyes - Patrick Kaleta
Jordan Leopold - Tyler Myers
Robyn Regehr - Andrej Sekera
Mike Weber - Alexander Sulzer