Pittsburgh Penguins (33-20-5) @ Buffalo Sabres (24-27-7)
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.
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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.
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Pittsburgh Penguins lines from Josh Yohe:
Chris Kunitz – Evgeni 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 Niskanen – Zbynek Michalek
Deryk Engelland – Paul Martin
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