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Sabres at Penguins preview - 11/15

Sabres at Penguins, 7:30 PM ET, Mellon Arena

Season records: 

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

Last game results:  Penguins def. Flyers, 5-4 (SO), Nov. 13thBlue Jackets def. Sabres, 6-1, Nov. 14th

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)

Notes:
- 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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