Saturday, December 29, 2007

Game #38 - vs Buffalo Sabres

Buffalo Sabres (19-15-2, 40 pts) at Pittsburgh Penguins (19-16-2, 40 pts)

The Pens and Sabres are both teams that had disappointing starts and have recovered.

The Sabres low water mark was on November 15th, when they lost to the Senators to drop to 6-10-1. Since that game, they're 13-5-1. They're still really streaky, and they've lost two in a row, so with any luck, the losing will continue tonight and Tuesday.

The Pens hit the bottom of the barrel at almost the same time. On November 21st, they were 8-11-2 after losing to Jersey. Since then, they're 11-5-0, and they've won two straight.

Both teams are involved in a four-way tie for the last four playoff spots in the East.

The Pens power play has goals in three straight games. The PK hasn't allowed one over the same span (after their amazingly bad streak of 11 goals allowed in 32 chances over the previous 5 games).

Let's Go Pens!

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