by Tony on 11/15/08 at 01:34 PM ET
Sabres at Penguins, 7:30 PM ET, Mellon Arena
Sabres, 9-4-3, 21 pts, 5th in Eastern Conference
Penguins, 10-4-2, 22 pts., 4th in Eastern Conference
Season series: 1st meeting
Last game vs. Sabres: Penguins def. Sabres, 7-3, Mar. 12th, 2007
Special teams rankings:
Powerplay: Penguins 18.7% (14th), Sabres 20.0% (T-9th)
Penalty Kill: Penguins 84.3% (9th), Sabres 89.4% (4th)
Probably goaltender rankings:
SV%: Penguins - Marc-Andre Fleury .907 (T-21st), Sabres - Ryan Miller .928 (8th)
GAA: Penguins - Marc-Andre Fleury 2.93 (25th), Sabres - Ryan Miller 2.08 (6th)
- Penguins will don their third jerseys tonight for the first time, similar to the blue Winter Classic jerseys of last year.
- Winger Paul Bissonnette was placed on waivers yesterday. He will report to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton if he isn’t claimed.
- The Penguins are 4-1 when trailing after one period and 5-3 when trailing after two periods. The Sabres are 6-0-1 when leading after one period and 6-0-2 when leading after two periods.
- Evgeni Malkin has a 12-game assist streak, while Kris Letang has a 5-game assist streak.
- A sellout tonight at the Igloo will be the 75th consecutive.
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