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Buffalo Sabres (32-14-7, 71pts) Game #54 Pittsburgh Penguins (34-21-1, 69pts)
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Date: February 1, 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Arena: Mellon Arena
TV: Versus SB Nation Affiliate PensBurgh
Radio:

WGR (550AM)

Season Series BUF 1-0-1,PIT 1-1-0
Final Score

Buffalo Sabres Category Pittsburgh Penguins
146 (2.8) Goals For 168 (3.0)
122 (2.3) Goals Against 157 (2.8)
1654 (31.2) Shots For 1826 (32.6)
1679 (31.7) Shots Against 1626 (29.0)
39/212 - 18.4% (13) Power Play 37/231 - 16.0% (27)
23/179 - 87.2% (32) Penalty Kill 36/216 - 83.6% (T-8)
Things You Should Know
  • Evgeni Malkin heads into the game with a seven game point streak that has seen him score six goals and add six assists. No Buffalo Sabres player has a current point streak.
  • This is the Sabres first road game since they returned from their west coast trip last week. The Sabres currently have a two game losing streak on the road.
  • Tyler Myers turns 20 years old today. I guess we have to stop referring to him as a teenager now.
Players to Watch


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Tim Connolly 53 13 36 49 9 16 5 1 4 0 142 9.2

  • His point streak is over but he has 7 goals and 24 points in his last 18 games.


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Thomas Vanek 48 16 17 33 1 20 8 0 3 0 119 13.4

  • Vanek is starting to get his offensive game on track recently. He has 4 goals and 8 points in his last 8 games played.


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Evgeni Malkin 49 19 36 55 0 70 10 1 4 0 198 9.6

  • Malkin has been a run in recent weeks with 6 goals and 12 points while on a seven game point streak.
  • Malkin has 5 goals and 17 assists in 14 career games against the Sabres.


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Sidney Crosby 55 34 34 68 10 51 8 1 3 0 206 16.5

  • Sidney Crosby has 10 goals and 19 points in his last 12 games played.
  • He has also had success against the Sabres in is career with 7 goals and 19 points in 16 games played.
Starting Goalies


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Ryan Miller 46 2715 29 11 92 2.03 1405 1313 .935 5


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Brent Johnson 15 783 7 5 35 2.68 404 369 .913 0



Projected Lines

Sabres Current Lines

Thomas Vanek - Derek Roy -Drew Stafford
Jochen Hecht - Tim Connolly - Jason Pominville
Clarke MacArthur - Paul Gaustad - Mike Grier
Adam Mair - Matt Ellis - Patrick Kaleta
Craig Rivet - Chris Butler
Steve Montador - Toni Lydman
Tyler Myers - Henrik Tallinder
Updated 1/19/10