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[open threads] Sabres @ Penguins

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Time: 7:30 TV: MSG(HD) Radio: WGR55

I'm not sure how many people really care about tonight's game or even know there is one for that matter but it is really important in the standings.  If you look up at the records of each team you will realize how close these two teams are.  It will be completely different from last night when the Sabres played a team that doesn't have a lot of offensive fire power, the Penguins have a lot of fire power and when they are clicking on all out.

Team Leaders

Buffalo Sabres

  • Goals:Derek Roy, Jochen Hecht 13
  • Assists: Brian Campbell, Jason Pominville, Tim Connolly 22
  • Points: Jason Pominville 31
  • +/-: Derek Roy +8
  • PIM: Paul Gaustad 53

Pittsburgh Penguins

  • Goals:Sidney Crosby 16
  • Assists:Sidney Crosby 34
  • Points:Sidney Crosby 50
  • +/-:Mark Eaton +6
  • PIM:George Laraque 61

Projected Line combinations

Buffalo Forwards
26-Vanek, 9-Roy, 61-Afinogenov
55-Hecht, 19-Connolly, 29-Pominville
12-Kotalik, 28-Gaustad, 20-Paille
76-Peters, 22-Mair, 37-Ryan

Buffalo Defensemen
6-Spacek, 51-Campbell
5-Lydman, 10-Tallinder

30-Miller, 35-Thibault

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