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Sabres look for 2 in a row against Crosby-less Pittsburgh team

@ 7:00PM

Last Game:
Pittsburgh: Dec 16 @ Ottawa-Penguins Lost 6-4

Buffalo: Dec 16 vs. Maple Leafs-Sabres Won 5-4

Record:
Pittsburgh: 17-11-4
Buffalo: 16-12-3

Points:
Pittsburgh: 38
Buffalo: 35

Rank In Conference:
Pittsburgh: 5th
Buffalo: 6th

Power Play Ranking:
Pittsburgh: 18.3(t-9th)
Buffalo: 18.3(T-9th)

Penalty Kill Ranking:
Pittsburgh: 87.2(4th)
Buffalo: 85.7(8th)

Goals For:
Pittsburgh: 96(6th)
Buffalo: 84(T-11th)

Goals Against:
Pittsburgh: 83(14th)
Buffalo: 85(T-16th)

Shots For:
Pittsburgh: 1081(1st)
Buffalo: 919(17th)

Shots Against:
Pittsburgh: 887(7th)
Buffalo: 983(25th)

Blocked Shots:
Pittsburgh: 412(20th)
Buffalo: 376(27th)

Hits:
Pittsburgh: 723(9th)
Buffalo: 548(29th)

Faceoff Percentage:
Pittsburgh: 49.1(T-21st)
Buffalo: 50.9(T-10th)

Team Leaders:
Goals:

Pittsburgh: Neal(17), Malkin and Staal(12), Kunitz(10), Dupuis(9), Cooke(7)
Buffalo: Vanek(16), Pominville(10), Adam(9), Roy(7), Stafford(6)

Assists:
Pittsburgh: Malkin(19), Letang(16), Neal and Dupuis(13), Sullivan(11)
Buffalo: Pominville(24), Vanek(17), Roy(14), Ehrhoff(13), Adam and Stafford(10)

Points:
Pittsburgh: Malkin(31), Neal(30), Dupuis(22), Kunitz and Letang(19)
Buffalo: Pominville(34), Vanek(33), Roy(21), Adam(19), Stafford(16)

Plus/Minus:
Pittsburgh: Niskanen(+9), Crosby(+7), Dupuis(+6), Engelland and Letang(+5)
Buffalo: Gragnani(+12), Gerbe, Hecht, Vanek(+4), Szczechura and Leopold(+3)

Penalty Minutes:
Pittsburgh: Asham(35), Neal(26), Niskanen and Engelland(25), Malkin(22)
Buffalo: Gaustad(47), Kaleta(34), Vanek(30), McCormick(29), Roy and Stafford(28)

Shots:
Pittsburgh: Neal(132), Malkin(120), Kunitz(95), Dupuis(88), Kennedy(76)
Buffalo: Vanek(103), Pominville(88), Stafford(80), Ehrhoff(73), Roy(70)

Blocked Shots:
Pittsburgh: Martin(50), Engelland(47), Orpik(37), Letang(35), Michalek(33)
Buffalo: Regehr(49), Sekera(42), Ehrhoff(40), Leopold(34), Myers(31)

Hits:
Pittsburgh: Orpik(75), Kunitz(66), Engelland(62), Adams(61), Asham and Cooke(46)
Buffalo: Regehr(79), Gaustad(54), Kaleta(45), Stafford(33), Gerbe(31)

Face-Off Wins:
Pittsburgh: Staal(251), Malkin(164), Vitale(161), Park(116), Crosby(93)
Buffalo: Roy(276), Gaustad(260), Pominville(96), Adam(91), Hecht(59)

Today’s Starting Goaltender Matchup:
Pittsburgh: Marc-Andre Fleury 15-7-2 2.28 GAA .916 SV% 2 SO
Buffalo: Jhonas Enroth 8-6-1 2.43 GAA .922 SV% 1 SO

Notes:
Last Meeting: Oct 15 @ Pittsburgh-Sabres Won 3-2

Season Series: Buffalo Leads 1-0
All-Time: Pittsburgh Leads 77-63-35
All-Time @ PIT: Pittsburgh Leads 45-24-18

Injury Report:
Pittsburgh: Petersen Concussion(IR/Out), Strait Hyperextended Elbow(IR/Out), Lovejoy Broken Wrist(IR/Out), Jeffrey Knee(IR/Out), Michalek Concussion(IR/Out), Park Fractured Foot(IR/Out), Letang Broken Nose/Concussion(IR/Out), Crosby Concussion-like Symptoms(Out), Staal Lower Body(Questionable), Vitale Undisclosed(Probable), Bortuzzo Concussion-like Symptoms(Doubtful)
Buffalo: Myers Broken Wrist(IR/Out), Boyes Knee(IR/Out), Gerbe Concussion(IR/Out), Leino Lower Body(IR/Out), Tropp Upper Body(Questionable), Hecht Lower Body(Questionable), Kaleta Groin(IR/Questionable)

Next 5 Games:
Dec 20 at Ottawa Senators 7:30 PM(MSG HD, TSN HD)
Dec 22 at Toronto Maple Leafs 7:00 PM(MSG HD)
Dec 26 vs. Washington Capitals 7:00 PM(MSG HD/NHLN CA)
Dec 28 at New Jersey Devils 7:00 PM(MSG HD)
Dec 30 vs. Washington Capitals 7:00 PM(MSG HD)

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