by Tony on 12/08/08 at 12:38 PM ET
Sabres at Penguins, 7:30 PM ET, Mellon Arena
Sabres, 12-11-3, 27 pts, 9th in Eastern Conference
Penguins, 15-7-4, 34 pts., 5th in Eastern Conference
Season series: 3rd meeting
Last game vs. Sabres: Sabres def. Penguins, 4-3, Nov. 28th.
Special teams rankings:
Powerplay: Penguins 18.1% (16th), Sabres 18.0% (17th)
Penalty Kill: Penguins 83.6% (T-8th), Sabres 88.1% (3rd)
Probably goaltender rankings:
SV%: Penguins - Dany Sabourin .928 (T-4th), Sabres - Ryan Miller .909 (24th)
GAA: Penguins - Dany Sabourin 1.96 (3rd), Sabres - Ryan Miller 2.53 (T-20th)
- Penguins man games lost: 26 -Sergei Gonchar, 26 -Ryan Whitney, 9 - Marc-Andre Fleury, 4 - Matt Cooke, 4 - Philippe Boucher, 3 - Petr Sykora, 3 - Hal Gill, 2 - Tyler Kennedy, 2 - Pascal Dupuis, 2 - Max Talbot, 2 - Mike Zigomanis, 1 - Ruslan Fedotenko
- Alex Goligoski leads all NHL rookie defensemen with 11 points (4G-7A), including five power-play points (3G-2A).
- The Penguins will play their next 14 games against Eastern Conference opponents. They do not play a Western Conference team until January 8 against the Nashville Predators.
- Buffalo comes into tonight’s game having killed off 24 straight opposition power plays over the past six games.
- A sellout tonight at the Igloo will be the 79th consecutive.
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