'The game today will be the first meeting between the Penguins and Sabres since D Darius Kasparaitis ended their second-round playoff series by burying a puck behind Buffalo G Dominik Hasek at 13:01 of overtime in Game 7. Hasek subsequently was traded to Detroit, and it might take the Sabres a while to adjust to his absence. "Hasek was half their team," Kasparaitis said. "It's going to be a big battle for our team, because we're struggling and I don't think they're playing their best hockey. Hopefully, the luck is going to change on our side."'
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