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BUFFALO (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Penguins will look to extend their winning streak to 12 games Saturday night when they go on the road to take on the Buffalo Sabres.
Pittsburgh is coming off a 5-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night.
Sidney Crosby extended his point streak to 17 games with two goals in the game. He now has 26 goals and 50 points in 30 games.
Marc-Andre Fleury won his 10th straight game to improve to 13-6-1 with a 2.33 GAA and .912 save percentage.
His only shutout of the season came against the Buffalo Sabres on Nov. 24 during a 1-0 win.
Crosby set up Pascal Dupuis for the lone goal in the game and Fleury made 30 saves to give the Pens the fourth win of their current winning streak.
According to the Penguins’ official website, a win tonight would give the team their seventh straight win on the road, which would match a franchise record.
Recently, the Penguins have had the upper hand against the Sabres by posting a 12-4-1 record since the start of the 2006-07 season.
Derek Roy leads the team in assists (19) and points (28), while Thomas Vanek leads in goals (13).
Former Penguin, Jordan Leopold leads all Sabres defensemen in points with 17 (seven goals, 10 assists).
Saturday’s game will be a battle between two of the hottest goaltenders in the league.
For Buffalo, Ryan Miller (10-7-3, 2.33 GAA, .920 save percentage) has gone 5-1-1 in his last six starts. During that stretch, he’s recorded two shutouts and hasn’t allowed more than three goals in any game.
However, the Penguins have given him trouble in his career.
Against Pittsburgh, Miller is 4-6-3 with a 3.22 GAA and a .884 save percentage.
Fleury holds a 7-3-2 mark against the Sabres with a 2.78 GAA and .903 save percentage in his career.
The puck is set to drop at 7 p.m. and can be seen on FSN Pittsburgh.