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Preview: Sabres looking to continue winning ways in Pittsburgh

The Sabres roll into Pittsburgh with luck on their side, looking to win out their road trip.

NHL: Preseason-Buffalo Sabres at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Game 21

Buffalo Sabres (12-6-2) vs Pittsburgh Penguins (7-8-3)

Puck Drop: 7:00 P.M. | PPG Paints Arena | Pittsburgh, PA


Radio: WGR 550

SB Nation Penguins Blog: Pensburgh

Know Your Opponent

Pittsburgh Penguins

Record: (7-8-3) | 17 PTS

Last 10: 2-7-1

Division Ranking: 8th in the Metropolitan Division

Conference Ranking: 10th in the Eastern Conference

PP: 7th (25.4%)

PK: 16th (80.0%)

What to Watch

1. White-Hot Sabres

Buffalo heads into Monday’s game white-hot. The last five games have all resulted in victory for the Sabres. Heading into Pittsburgh against a struggling Penguins franchise, they look to make it six straight games - and why not? This team continues to play like they know no better.

2. Dahlin Keeps Developing

While Dahlin has developed over the first twenty games, his development has seemingly reached a milestone moment the last two games. From setting a career-high in time on ice against the Jets to scoring his second goal of the season and looking impressive doing it against the Wild - Dahlin will face a tough test against top offensive talent on Monday night.

3. Where are the goals, Jack?

Jack Eichel has been creating plays arguably better than he ever has as a professional. That has been fantastic.

The only troublesome part? Eichel has scored only four goals in 20 games. Maybe Monday night is when he begins putting the puck in the back of the net again.

Buffalo Sabres


Jeff Skinner - Jack Eichel - Sam Reinhart

Conor Sheary - Casey Mittelstadt - Kyle Okposo

Vladimir Sobotka - Patrik Berglund - Jason Pominville

Zemgus Girgensons - Johan Larsson - Tage Thompson


Jake McCabe - Rasmus Ristolainen

Marco Scandella - Zach Bogosian

Nathan Beaulieu - Rasmus Dahlin

Starting Goaltender: Carter Hutton (Projected)

Pittsburgh Penguins


Tanner Pearson - Evgeni Malkin - Phil Kessel

Jake Guentzel - Derick Brassard - Patric Hornqvist

Dominik Simon - Derek Grant - Daniel Sprong

Zach Aston-Reese - Riley Sheahan - Bryan Rust


Jack Johnson - Kris Letang

Brian Dumolin - Chad Ruhwedel

Olli Maatta - Jamie Oleksiak

Starting Goaltender: Casey DeSmith