Buffalo Sabers (6-20-4, eighth in the East Division) versus Pittsburgh Penguins (19-11-2, third in the East Division)
Pittsburgh; Wednesday at 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Buffalo travels to Pittsburgh to stop its seven game road slide.
The Penguins have gone 19-11-2 against division opponents. Pittsburgh allowed 23 power play goals and thus stopped 75.8% of the opposing chances.
The Sabers are 6-20-4 against opponents in the East Division. Buffalo averaged 2.7 penalties per game, the lowest in the NHL. Brandon Davidson leads the team averaging 0.3.
At their last meeting on March 13, Pittsburgh won 3-0.
TOP PERFORMER: Kasperi Kapanen leads the penguins with a plus of 12 in 29 games this season. Sidney Crosby has eight assists in their last 10 games for Pittsburgh.
Sam Reinhart has 20 total points, scored 11 goals and a total of nine assists for the Sabers. Brandon Montour has one goal and four assists in the last 10 games for Buffalo.
LAST 10 MATCHES: Penguins: 7-2-1, average 3.2 goals, 5.4 assists, 3.2 penalties and 7.8 penalty minutes while giving up 1.7 goals per game with a saving of 0.943 percent.
Sabers: 0-9-1, averaging 1.8 goals, 3.2 assists, 3.1 penalties and 7.3 penalty minutes while giving up four goals per game with a saving of 0.878 percent.
INJURIES: Penguins: Teddy Blueger: out (upper body), Brandon Tanev: out (upper body).
Sabers: Kyle Okposo: day by day (not known), Carter Hutton: day by day (not known), Jake McCabe: out (knee), Will Borgen: out (forearm), Jack Eichel: out (upper body), Linus Ullmark : out (lower body).
The Associated Press created this story using Sportradar technology and data provided by Data Skrive.
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