Gameday 59 – Sabres

Pittsburgh Penguins (33-20-5) @ Buffalo Sabres (24-27-7)

12:30 pm/et


First Niagara Center – Buffalo, NY

The Buffalo Sabres are pretty much a disaster right now. They've lost four-in-a-row and they're 14th in the east.

Season Series: 0-1-0

Last Meeting That Counted: December 17, 2011. Penguins won 8-3.

What we said in our recap:

What a horrible game for Ryan Miller. That's all it comes down to. Jason Williams scored that early goal, and Miller was already deflated. A little later, Dupuis hit the pipe, and Miller already looked defeated. He was ripe for the picking. And the Pens rolled. A Despres goal and Geno's first, and Ryan Miller was yanked.

Toward the end of the first, Malkin scored his second to make it 4-1. Neal and Engelland scored in the second. Malkin completed the hat trick in the third.

Know Your Enemy: Top Shelf

What they're saying:

With the Sabres and Penguins facing off at 12:30 pm on Sunday afternoon, we have a quick set of links to get you ready for the regional embarrassment.

Pittsburgh Penguins Notes:

James Neal re-signed.

Check out CapGeek. The Pens have pretty much the entire team locked up for next season.

Buffalo Sabres Notes:

The Sabres are bad.

And everyone deserves blame.

Favorite Sabres-Related Image, Photoshop or Gif:

Pittsburgh Penguins lines from Josh Yohe:

Chris KunitzEvgeni Malkin – James Neal
Steve Sullivan – Jordan Staal – Pascal Dupuis
Matt Cooke – Dustin Jeffrey – Arron Asham
Craig Adams – Joe Vitale – Richard Park

Brooks Orpik – Kris Letang
Matt NiskanenZbynek Michalek
Deryk Engelland – Paul Martin

Brent Johnson

Buffalo Sabres lines from Fantasy Hockey 911:

Ville Leino – Derek Roy – Jason Pominville
Thomas Vanek – Tyler Ennis – Matt Ellis
Nathan Gerbe – Paul Gaustad – Patrick Kaleta
Brad Boyes – Zack Kassian – Drew Stafford

Mike Weber – Christian Ehrhoff
Jordan Leopold – Tyler Myers
Andrej Sekera – Robyn Regehr

Ryan Miller

Do It.

Go Pens.