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Sabres look to snap their losing streak when they host the Penguins

NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at Buffalo Sabres Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Game 70

Buffalo Sabres (30-30-9) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (38-23-9)

Puck Drop: 7:00 PM | Key Bank Center | Buffalo, NY

TV: MSG-B

Radio: WGR 550

SB Nation Penguins Blog: Pensburgh

Know Your Opponent

Pittsburgh Penguins

Record: (38-23-9)

Last 10: (6-2-2)

Division Ranking: 3rd in the Metro Division

Conference Ranking: 6th in the Eastern Conference

PP: 5th (25.3%)

PK: 18th (80.2%)

What to Watch

1. Score a Goal

The Sabres have been shutout out in their last two games and haven’t scored since the 7:20 mark of their game against the Chicago Blackhawks. They’re underdogs in tonight’s matchup, especially without Jack Eichel, but they really need to put the puck in the net tonight.

2. Lineup Changes

Phil Housley again is shuffling his lineup. Vladimir Sobotka will skate with Jeff Skinner and the youth line of Alex Nylander, Casey Mittelstadt, and Tage Thompson will get a chance tonight.

Buffalo Sabres

Forwards

Jeff Skinner - Vladimir Sobotka - Jason Pominville

Conor Sheary - Evan Rodrigues - Sam Reinhart

Alex Nylander - Casey Mittelstadt - Tage Thompson

Scott Wilson - Johan Larsson - Kyle Okposo

Defense

Rasmus Dahlin - Brandon Montour

Matt Hunwick - Rasmus Ristolainen

Marco Scandella - Casey Nelson

Starting Goaltender: Carter Hutton

Pittsburgh Penguins

Forwards

Jared McCann - Sidney Crosby - Jake Guentzel

Teddy Blueger - Evgeni Malkin - Phil Kessel

Dominik Simon - Nick Bjugstad - Patric Hornqvist

Joseph Blandisi - Matt Cullen - Garrett Wilson

Defense

Brian Dumoulin - Zach Trotman

Jack Johnson - Justin Schultz

Marcus Pettersson - Erik Gudbranson

Starting Goaltender: Matt Murray (unconfirmed)