Sunday, January 31, 2010

Game #57 - vs Buffalo Sabres

Game 57
Sabres (32-14-7, 71 points) at Penguins (34-21-1, 69 points)

Why does it matter?
It's a chance for the Pens to move up a notch in the conference and put themselves just one point behind New Jersey with a win.

What has been happening lately?
  • Pens - A great effort against the Red Wings on Sunday afternoon at the Igloo.
  • Sabres - Four straight losses on the road, followed by two wins in a row at home.
Questions to be answered
  • Which Sabres team will show up? More importantly, which Ryan Miller will show up - the one with the four game losing streak or the one with the two game winning streak?
  • The Sabres have struggled away from home recently. Can they overcome that?
  • I'm still looking for a shut out from a Pens goalie. Can they get one? (this question is staying here until they do)
Keys to the game
  • Win at even strength. There hasn't been much special teams play for the Sabres or their opponents lately.
  • Roll the lines. The Sabres like to skate and haven't played since Friday. The Pens just played on Sunday.
  • Hope we don't see Patrick Lalime.

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