The Sabres are hot right now, gaining 7 of their last 8 points available including 2 shutouts, but the hottest team around is in the building tonight as Sidney Crosby’s Penguins come to visit. The Pens have won 11 in a row, and all the ‘kid’ has done during that time has put himself at the top of the list for goals and points. And that’s without (for all or part of that time) Evgeni Malkin and Jordan Staal.
On the positive side for the Sabres, they usually do well shutting down or at least curbing the production of top players. They’ve frustated Alex Ovechkin, and caused Dany Heatley’s line to be -9 the other night with no goals. If the secondary scoring that occurred last game can take the heat of Vanek a bit, these guys will be back in a playoff spot in no time. Let’s break the Penguins’ streak TONIGHT.