Penguins vs. Sabres: Pittsburgh Looks to Continue Hot Start

James ConleyContributor IIIOctober 15, 2011

James Neal leads the league with four goals in his first five games.
James Neal leads the league with four goals in his first five games.Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

The Pittsburgh Penguins (3-0-2) will try to extend their five-game point streak Saturday night at CONSOL Energy Center against the Buffalo Sabres (2-1-0), the Northeast Division co-leaders.

Evgeni Malkin and Brooks Orpik will sit for the Penguins, who are trying to add to their best start to a campaign since going 7-0-0 to open the 1995 season. Marc-Andre Fleury will start opposite backup Jhonas Enroth, who gets the nod after the Sabres faced the Carolina Hurricanes Friday night, a 4-3 Buffalo loss.

James Neal leads the Penguins with four goals, while Kris Letang leads in assists (5) and points (6).

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