Penguins race for first place in East in finale vs. Sabres

Pittsburgh won’t know where it will finish in the standings or whom it will face in the first round until other teams in the East play games in the next few days that have to be made up after postponements. The most the Penguins can do is make sure they come away with two points Saturday — which would mean finishing with nine wins over their final 11 games, including Thursday’s 8-4 win over Buffalo. Well, that and do a little prep work for the postseason.