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


The Pittsburgh Penguins (9-2-1, 19 points) pursue their seventh win in a row when they take on the Sabres tonight at First Niagara Center in Buffalo. It is Game 3 of their five-game road trip.

While, Pittsburgh’s power play is the NHL’s best at 37.2 percent, it was kept off the scoreboard on Thursday in five tries against the Jets. Meanwhile, Mike Johnston’s squad has killed off 34 straight penalties over the last nine contests which ties the longest streak in team history.

Ted Nolan’s squad (3-10-2, 8 points) is coming off a 3-2 loss on Friday at home against the Edmonton Oilers. The Sabres claimed their third victory of the season at home on Sunday when they defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in a shootout.

This evening is the second of three meetings with the third contest scheduled for the final game of the regular season in April.

When: Saturday, Nov. 8

Puck Drop: 7:05 p.m.

Site: First Niagara 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 (http://penguins.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=67162)

Audio Stream: Penguins Radio 24/7 (http://penguins.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=67173)

Sirius XM Satellite Radio: Sirius Internet 942

Odds: Penguins -1.5 According to Bovada Online Sportsbook with the Over/Under at 5.

Pittsburgh won the first contest of this season’s three-game set 5-0 on Saturday, Nov. 1 at Consol Energy Center. Three of the five goals came on the power play, and the Pens out shot the Sabres 34-18 on the night.

The Pens have won four in a row over Buffalo and 14 out of 19 against the Sabres. The last regulation win the Sabres recorded at home was last season, a 4-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Feb. 28th.

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Buffalo right wing Drew Stafford has scored in consecutive games and has three goals in his last five contests. Center Tyler Ennis leads the team with four goals this season and has one point in five consecutive contests at home against the Penguins.

Up Next: The Black and Gold head across the Empire State on Tuesday, Nov. 11 to take on the New York Rangers (6-4-2, 14 points) at Madison Square Garden. The puck is set to drop at 7 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on ROOT Sports Pittsburgh.

From The Clipboard: Pittsburgh is 4-0-1 this season on the road and they are the only team that has yet to lose in regulation on the road…The third line of Brandon Sutter, Nick Spaling, and Steve Downie claimed six of eight points on the score sheet against Winnipeg…Sidney Crosby has points in 18 straight contests, 10 goals and 21 assists, against Buffalo.