Scouting the Sabres

| Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007

Penguins (19-16-2, 40 points) vs. Buffalo Sabres (19-15-1, 39 points)*

When and where: 7:30 p.m., Mellon Arena

TV/radio: FSN Pittsburgh/WXDX-FM (105.9)

Probable goaltenders: Penguins: Ty Conklin (3-0-0, 3.50 GAA); Sabres: Jocelyn Thibault (2-2-0, 3.55 GAA)

Notable: This is the first of four meetings between the clubs. The Penguins won the series last season, 2-1-1. ... Captain Sidney Crosby has scored four goals and recorded nine points in eight games against the Sabres. ... Left wing Gary Roberts' 22 goals against the Sabres are his most against any Eastern club. ... The Penguins have gone 11-5-0 since Nov. 21.

*The Sabres played in New Jersey on Friday

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