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Superstar captain Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins traditionally have had the Buffalo Sabres' number even though they have lost both encounters this season. The Penguins, who are 14-0-3 in their last 17 meetings with Buffalo, answered a 4-3 defeat to the Sabres on March 1 by winning five of their next six contests heading into Thursday's tilt at KeyBank Center.

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Money Line Consensus: Picks per Line

28%
  • 166
  • 165
  • 162
  • 155
  • 152
  • 146
  • 144
179 Picks 463
  • 28% (79)
    72% (205)
  • 29% (21)
    71% (51)
  • 26% (6)
    74% (17)
  • 31% (9)
    69% (20)
  • 29% (25)
    71% (60)
  • 27% (34)
    73% (93)
  • 23% (5)
    77% (17)
72%
  • -185
  • -183
  • -180
  • -172
  • -169
  • -162
  • -160

Over/Under Consensus: Picks per Line

Over 59%
263 Picks 185
Under 41%
  • 59% (263) -110
    7
    41% (185) -110

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GAMES

Last 10

W 60% L 40%
6 4
  • @Carolina L 2 - 3
  • Philadelphia L 2 - 1
  • St. Louis L 5 - 1
  • @Buffalo W 5 - 0
  • Washington W 3 - 5
  • Boston W 2 - 4
  • @Columbus L 1 - 4
  • Columbus W 0 - 3
  • Florida W 2 - 3
  • @Montreal W 5 - 1
W 20% L 80%
2 8
  • St. Louis W 3 - 4
  • @Carolina L 2 - 4
  • Pittsburgh L 5 - 0
  • Dallas L 2 - 0
  • @Colorado L 0 - 3
  • @Chicago L 4 - 5
  • Edmonton L 4 - 3
  • @Toronto L 2 - 5
  • Pittsburgh W 3 - 4
  • @Philadelphia L 2 - 5

Next Games

  • @Nashville(11-11-17) L 4 - 5
  • @Dallas(02-09-18) L 3 - 4
  • @NY Rangers(01-02-19) W 7 - 2
  • Nashville(10-07-17) W 0 - 4
  • Carolina(02-05-19) L 4 - 0
  • Toronto(12-04-18) L 4 - 3
  • @Montreal(11-08-18) W 6 - 5
  • @New Jersey(02-17-19) L 1 - 4
  • @Ottawa(11-01-18) L 2 - 4
  • Detroit(02-09-19) W 1 - 3

Last Meetings

  • Penguins @ Sabres 5-0
  • Penguins @ Sabres 3-4
  • Sabres @ Penguins 5-4
  • Sabres @ Penguins 1-5
  • Penguins @ Sabres 2-3
  • Sabres @ Penguins 1-5
  • Penguins @ Sabres 4-0
  • Sabres @ Penguins 4-5
  • Sabres @ Penguins 4-5
  • Penguins @ Sabres 3-4

Last Injuries

Pittsburgh Penguins

  • Evgeni Malkin

    Upper Body
    Out indefinitely | out

    Malkin is sidelined due to an upper-body injury and his status is week-to-week moving forward.

  • Zach Aston-Reese

    Lower Body
    Out indefinitely | out

    Aston-Reese has been out of commission with an injury to his lower body and it is unclear when he will return to the lineup.

  • Chad Ruhwedel

    Arm
    Out indefinitely | out

    Ruhwedel has been held out of action due to a right arm injury. A return to the lineup has yet to be determined.

  • Bryan Rust

    Lower Body
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Rust has been held out action with a lower-body injury and it is undetermined if he will return to the lineup against the Flyers on Sunday.

  • Olli Maatta

    Upper Body
    Late March | I-R

    Maata is on injured reserve with a separated shoulder and is expected to sit out until at least the latter part of March.

  • Zach Trotman

    Upper Body
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Trotman left the previous game due to an upper-body injury and it is uncertain if he will be out of commission Saturday against the Blue Jackets.

  • Patric Hornqvist

    Undisclosed
    Prob Thurs | probable

    Hornqvist missed practice as he took a maintenance day but is projected to be in Thursday's lineup against the Blue Jackets.

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Buffalo Sabres

  • Brendan Guhle

    Upper Body
    Out indefinitely | out

    Guhle is nursing an upper-body injury and there is no timetable for return.

  • Marco Scandella

    Upper Body
    Prob Sun | probable

    Scandella missed the previous game with an upper-body injury but is expected to play against the Blues on Sunday.

  • Zach Bogosian

    Upper Body
    Prob Sat | probable

    Bogosian sat out the last game due to an upper-body injury but will return to face the Hurricanes on Saturday.

  • Jack Eichel

    Suspension
    Elig Sat | out

    Eichel has been issued a two-game suspension for an illegal hit to the head of an opponent but is expected to be reinstated in time for Saturday's contest against the Hurricanes.

  • Vladimir Sobotka

    Upper Body
    Prob Thurs | probable

    Sobotka has missed the previous three games due to an upper-body injury but it is likely he will return Thursday against the Blackhawks.

  • Zach Bogosian

    Lower Body
    Prob Thurs | probable

    Bogosian sat out the last game due to a lower-body injury but it is expected he will be a participant in Thursday's matchup against the Blackhawks.

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