Pittsburgh Penguins Vs. Buffalo Sabres GameDay, TV/Radio, And Preview


The Pittsburgh Penguins (6-2-1, 13 points) look to make it a clean sweep during this home stand when they host the Buffalo Sabres tonight at CONSOL Energy Center.

The Black and Gold has put up 14 goals and allowed just three, to put them on a three-game win streak, starting with the 3-0 shutout of the Predators in Nashville, and continuing this week with home victories over the New Jersey Devils 8-3 and the Los Angeles Kings 3-0.

Ted Nolan‘s crew (2-8-1, 5 points) is coming off a 3-2 overtime loss at home against the Boston Bruins. The Sabres two wins this season have come on the road as they are 2-4-0 when they travel and 0-4-1 at First Niagara Center. This evening is the first of three meetings with the third contest scheduled for the final game of the regular season in April.

When: Saturday, Nov. 1

Puck Drop: 7:05 p.m.

Site: CONSOL Energy Center

Television: ROOT Sports Network

Announcers: Paul Steigerwald and Bob Errey

Radio Coverage: 105.9 FM – The X and the Penguins Radio Network

Announcers: Mike Lange and Phil Bourque

Live Video Steam: NHL GameCenter LIVE

Audio Stream: Penguins Radio 24/7

Sirius XM Satellite Radio: Sirius Channel 942, XM Channel 223

Odds: Penguins -1.5 according to Bovada Online Sportsbook with the Over/Under at 5.5.

Last season, the Penguins swept the three-game series against the Sabres. Pittsburgh won the first game 4-1 on Saturday, Oct. 5, and the second with a 3-0 shutout on Monday, Jan. 27, both here in the Steel City. They claimed the final match-up 5-1 on Wednesday, Feb. 5 in western New York.

While the two teams combined for 14 goals on 173 shots in the trio of contests, it was the Pens who amassed 12 of the goals on the scoreboard. Pittsburgh has defeated Buffalo in seven of the last 10 contests played in the Burgh.

This season, Buffalo is last in the NHL in shots per game at 21.2 and shots allowed at 36.7. The Sabres have been outshot in every game but the shootout victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.

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Evgeni Malkin is getting it done, despite missing training camp and the preseason, having recorded at least a point in all nine games played this season. He is tied with the Columbus Blue Jackets Ryan Johansen for the longest point streak in the NHL. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound center has four goals and eight assists for 12 points while playing with linemates Pascal Dupuis and Blake Comeau.

This week also saw the Magnitogorsk, Russia native entering the Penguins 400 career assists club, joining Mario Lemieux at 1,033, Jaromir Jagr with 640, Sidney Crosby with 503, and Ron Francis with 449.

Up Next: The Black and Gold head west on Tuesday, Nov. 4 to take on the Minnesota Wild (6-3-0, 12 points) at Xcel Energy Center. The puck is set to drop at 8:00 p.m. ET, and the game will be broadcast on ROOT Sports Pittsburgh.

From The Clipboard: It will be the Pens longest stretch of consecutive road games this season starting on Tuesday as they play their next five on the road…Mike Johnston’s squad has killed off 22 straight penalties over the last six contests…Chris Kunitz is tied for first in the NHL with two game-winning goals.