Penguins (19-11-2) vs. Sabres (6-20-4)
PPG Paints Arena | Pittsburgh, PA
Wednesday, March 11 | 8:00PM Eastern
The Penguins look to get back into the win column against some soft competition, as they welcome the Buffalo Sabres to PPG for a Wednesday night, nationally televised tilt.
Per Coach Sullivan, Tristan Jarry will start in goal. Brandon Tanev (upper-body) will not play tonight. He skated this morning with Jason Zucker (lower-body) and skills coach Ty Hennes, and his status remains day-to-day.
— Pens Inside Scoop (@PensInsideScoop) March 24, 2021
Jarry between the pipes again, and let’s just say, for a team missing it’s 2nd and 3rd centres, the ZAR/McCann/Kap line is exciting behind a line as dominant as Crosby’s has been this year.
also probably makes sense to have the only 6 nhl forwards you have available play in the top 6 anyway. no sense spreading the wealth around at this point
— geoff (@geoffwithano) March 23, 2021
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Guentzel – Crosby – Rust
Aston-Reese – McCann – Kapanen
Rodrigues – Jankowski – Lafferty
Angello – Gaudreau – Sceviour
Dumoulin – Letang
Matheson – Ceci
Pettersson – Marino
The Sabres are comically bad. They’ve amassed just 6 wins and 16 points in their first 30 games of the abbreviated schedule.
Sam Reinhart leads the team with 20 points (11G, 9A) and Jack Eichel, despite having been out of the lineup for weeks, still leads them in the assists department with 16.
Dustin Tokarski, the fourth goalie to appear in game action, gets his second start of the year guarding the Buffalo crease.
Hall – Cozens – Reinhart
Olofsson – Staal – Thompson
Skinner – Lazar – Mittelstadt
Asplund – Eakin – Sheahan
Bryson – Ristolainen
Dahlin – Miller
Jokiharju – Montour
ICE Cold Fact: When you’re on your grind, night and day…. Nobody wants to be involved. When you secure that substantial bag 💼 and people hear about it… Now everyone wants in. Never fails. pic.twitter.com/OaINeImyBK
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) March 23, 2021