Buffalo visits Pittsburgh after Montour’s 2-goal game
Pittsburgh; Saturday, 1 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Pittsburgh Penguins host Buffalo after Brandon Montour scored two goals in the Sabres’ 7-4 loss to the Senators.
The Penguins are 17-12-4 in Eastern Conference games. Pittsburgh ranks sixth in the league recording 8.9 points per game, averaging 3.3 goals and 5.6 assists.
The Sabres are 16-16-5 in conference matchups. Buffalo has scored 34 power-play goals, converting on 19.7% of chances.
In their last meeting on Oct. 3, Buffalo won 3-1. Conor Sheary recorded a team-high 2 points for the Sabres.
LAST 10 GAMES: Sabres: 5-4-1, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.5 assists, 1.8 penalties and 3.8 penalty minutes while allowing three goals per game with a .896 save percentage.
Penguins: 6-3-1, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.8 assists, 3.5 penalties and 7.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game with a .928 save percentage.
Sabres: Michael Frolik: out (illness).