Scouting the Sabres
Buffalo Sabres (44-19-5) at Penguins (37-21-10)
When, where: 7:30 p.m. -- Mellon Arena
Probable goaltenders: Marc-Andre Fleury (32-14-8, 2.90 GAA); Ryan Miller (32-15-4, 2.52 GAA)
TV/radio: Versus/WXDX-FM (105.9)
Notable: The top-ranked Sabres are coming off a 3-2 loss Saturday to the No. 2 team in the Eastern Conference, the New Jersey Devils. ... The Sabres have the 18th-best power play on the road at 16 percent. Their penalty kill is ranked seventh on the road at 84 percent. ... Thomas Vanek has the second-best plus/minus rating in the league at plus 33. ... The Penguins last won a game at home against the Sabres on Dec. 16, 2003, (0-1-2 since). This is the Sabres' first trip to Pittsburgh this season. They visit again on April 3 in the third-to-last game of the regular season.
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