A preview of the Sabres.
When and where: 7:30 p.m. EST. Consol Energy Center.
TV: Root Sports (Pittsburgh market), NBC Sports (rest of the United States), TSN, RDS.
Record: 14-29-7, 35 points. The Sabres are in last place in the Atlantic Division.
Leading Scorer: Cody Hodgson, 27 points (12 goals, 15 assists).
Last Game: 5-2 road win against the Blue Jackets, Saturday. Christian Ehrhoff had a goal and two assists for the Sabres.
Last Game against the Penguins: 4-1 road loss, Oct. 5. Jhonas Enroth made 31 saves for the Sabres.
Sabres Player We Would Bet Money On Scoring: Steve Ott. He has points in three consecutive games.
Ex-Penguins on the Sabres: Randy Cunneyworth, player development coach; Matt D'Agostini, RW; Matt Moulson, LW (Moulson is a former draft pick who never played for the Penguins organization); Craig Patrick, advisor; Ken Saywer, senior advisor.
Ex-Sabres on the Penguins: Jason Botterill, assistant general manager; Taylor Pyatt, LW; Andre Savard, professional scout.
Useless Sabres Trivia Vaguely Related to the Penguins: Ryan Miller (above) is one of three Sabres goaltenders to win an Olympic medal and the Vezina Trophy. The others are Dominik Hasek and Tom Barrasso, a former Penguin.
Best Sabres Video We Could Find: Barrasso, then of the Sabres, pitching for a Western New York Nissan dealer:
Probable goaltenders: Marc-Andre Fleury (28-12-1, 2.31 GAA, .915 SV%) for the Penguins. Ryan Miller (13-19-3, 2.62 GAA, .926 SV%) for the Sabres.
Injuries: For the Penguins, right wingers Beau Bennett (hand/wrist), Chris Conner (hand), Pascal Dupuis (knee), center Joe Vitale ("upper body") and goaltender Tomas Vokoun (blood clots) are on injured reserve. For the Sabres, right winger Drew Stafford ("upper body") is out. Right winger Matt D'Agostini ("upper body") and center Cody McCormick ("upper body") are on injured reserve.
Potential lines and defensive pairings: The Penguins lines and defensive pairings at today's morning skate were:
14 Chris Kunitz - 87 Sidney Crosby - 49 Brian Gibbons
36 Jussi Jokinen - 71 Evgeni Malkin - 18 James Neal
15 Tanner Glass - 16 Brandon Sutter - 59 Jayson Megna
17 Taylor Pyatt - 27 Craig Adams - 5 Deryk Engelland
4 Rob Scuderi - 58 Kris Letang
44 Brooks Orpik - 7 Paul Martin
3 Olli Maatta - 2 Matt Niskanen
-The Sabres' did not skate with line rushes at today's morning skate. Consider this a guess based off their game against the Blue Jackets Saturday:
26 Matt Moulson - 63 Tyler Ennis - 23 Ville Leino
9 Steve Ott - 19 Cody Hodgson - 28 Zemgus Girgensons
82 Marcus Foligno - 84 Phillip Varone - 65 Brian Flynn
37 Matt Ellis - 24 Zenon Konopka - 17 Linus Omark
Their defensive pairing at today's morning skate were:
10 Christian Ehrhoff - 5 Chad Ruhwedel
20 Henrik Tallinder - 57 Tyler Myers
6 Mike Weber - 4 Jamie McBain
-The last time the Penguins played the Sabres, this happened:
-Malkin has appeared in 499 career games.
-Kunitz has 197 career goals.
-Nolan doesn't care about Miller's rotten career numbers against the Penguins.
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(Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)