Found February 17, 2013 on Queen City Sports:
After a hard fought, comeback win against the Boston Bruins on Friday night, the Buffalo Sabres have a little more confidence brewing than they did after the last two times the teams met. In order to keep the confidence growing, the Sabres have to pass a big test this afternoon when they face the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins in a nationally televised game (NBC) on Hockey Day In America. The Penguins, who currently sit in fourth place in the Eastern Conference with 20 points, have won their last two games and six of their last eight contests. They also have a superstar-laden lineup that boasts the man currently tied with Buffalo’s Thomas Vanek for the NHL goal lead. James Neal enters Sunday with 11 goals, and has quietly put together a stellar beginning to the 2013 season for Pittsburgh. It’s easy to do that when you have the likes of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Kris Letang as teammates. In its last outing, Buffalo played, arguably, its best period of the season when they scored three third period goals on ten shots to take down the Bruins 4-2. What was even more impressive was how the defense played in the final period on Friday. They allowed just three shots to get to Ryan Miller, who will once again start this afternoon countering the Penguins Marc-Andre Fleury. There is a potential that Mikhail Grigorenko gets scratched for this contest, but the final verdict wont come in until just before opening face off.   The post Gameday: Sabres Host Penguins On Hockey Day In America appeared first on Queen City Sports.

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