The Pittsburgh Penguins (4-4-2) are in the midst of their longest losing streak in more than two years, dropping their fifth straight game on Tuesday night. They get no breaks on Wednesday as they travel to KeyBank Arena to take on the Buffalo Sabres (6-3-0), who have won two straight and are off to their best start since opening 7-1-1 in 2019-20. The Penguins played Tuesday without defenseman Kris Letang, out with an illness while center Jeff Carter is still day-to-day with a lower-body injury. Buffalo defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin hasn’t played since Thursday and is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. Fellow blueliner Henri Jokiharju is on injured reserve with an upper-body ailment.
How to Watch Pittsburgh Penguins at Buffalo Sabres Today:
Game Date: Nov. 2, 2022
Game Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
TV: ATT Sportsnet Pittsburgh
On Tuesday night at home, Pittsburgh blew a 5-2 lead en route to a 6-5 overtime loss to the Bruins. The Penguins appeared to have the game in hand after Bryan Rust and Rickard Rakell scored 20 seconds apart midway through the second period before Boston stormed back.
The Sabres blew out the Red Wings 8-3 on Monday night behind a six-point explosion from right-wing Tage Thompson, who added three assists to a hat trick. Jeff Skinner added a goal and two assists as Buffalo outshot Detroit 46-18.
Pittsburgh has a 98-66-41 edge over the Sabres since Buffalo entered the NHL in 1970, but the Sabres took two of three last season. The lone game at KeyBank Arena ended in a shootout, with Buffalo taking a 4-3 win on March 23.
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