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By The The Tribune-Review
Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009
 

Penguins at Sabres

7 p.m. -- HSBC ARENA

(FSN Pittsburgh/WXDX-FM 105.9 and the Penguins Radio Network)

Season series : second meeting. The Penguins lead, 1-0-0. A 2-1 shootout win at Buffalo on Dec. 19 was notable for goalie Marc-Andre Fleury's 31 saves and the loss of defenseman Mark Eaton to a lower-body injury.

Streak : Pens lost 1

Who to watch

Goalie Brent Johnson, who may make his first start since Dec. 12; coach Dan Bylsma was noncommittal Monday about which goalie would be between the pipes.

Trends n 'at

The Penguins will begin a stretch of playing nine games in 11 on the road. ... The Sabres rate fourth in the NHL and second in the Eastern Conference at 2.24 goals-allowed per game. ... The past four games between these teams have been decided by one goal.

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