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Tale of the Tape

Penguins visit Sabres in Wednesday Night Rivalry

Wednesday, 02.05.2014 / 3:00 AM / Tale of the Tape

By John Kreiser - NHL.com Columnist

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Penguins visit Sabres in Wednesday Night Rivalry
NHL.com looks at the tale of the tape between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Buffalo Sabres leading to their nationally-televised Wednesday Night Rivalry game.

Roughly 180 miles separate the cities they represent, but there's a lot more distance between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Buffalo Sabres in the standings heading into this week's Wednesday Night Rivalry game (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TSN2, RDS2).

The Penguins come to First Niagara Center riding high, with the best record in the Eastern Conference. The Sabres have the fewest points in the NHL and are looking to end a six-game losing streak in their own building.

CHI DET
39-15-2 (1st, Metropolitan) 2013-14 Record 15-32-8 (8th, Atlantic)
1582-1557-383-88 All-Time Record 1605-1272-409-97
76-62-35-2 Head-to-Head Regular-Season Record 64-70-35-6
2-0-0
Streak vs. Opponent
0-2-0
2-0-0 @ Buffalo Home/Road Streak vs. Opponent
0-2-0 vs. Penguins
3 Stanley Cup Championships 0
10 Hall of Fame Members
8
Mario Lemieux Most Famous Alumnus
Gilbert Perreault
6
Hart Trophy Winners
2
28 Postseason Appearances
29
Tim Horton (1971-72) Best Player in Common
Tim Horton (1972-74)

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