Match-Up: Penguins vs. Sabres

The Penguins are going for their 16th win in a row, while the Sabres have lost four in a row.  The Penguins will be without "Sid the Kid"; however, they are riddled with superstars.  Although it may be a game time decision, Fleury is expected to play.  Is this a good decision, or should we go with the "hot hand" or Tomas Vokoun?  Vokoun is coming off  two shutout victories.  See the tale of the tape below:

Team Stat Comparison

Buffalo

Pittsburgh

2.5 Goals Per Game 3.36
3.03 Goals Against Per Game 2.33
28.5 Shots on Goal Per Game 30.44
33.11 Shots Against Per Game 28.39
13.97 Penalty Minutes Per Game 10.97
17 Power Play Goals 29
13.1% Power Play % 23.6%
32 Power Play Goals Allowed 24
77% Penalty Kill % 81%
5 Shorthanded Goals 2
6 Shorthanded Goals Allowed 2

 

Buffalo leads Pittsburgh in short handed goals; however, the rest of the stats seem to favor the Penguins.  I don't see this streak stopping anytime soon.  Take the Penguins to win and under 5.5 goals.  I will be enjoying this game at my local Buffalo Wild Wings.  Get out and support or team if you can.

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