Pens win! 4-3 against the Sabres!
Letang’s assist on Dupuis’ goal!
Thomas Vanek had a goal and assist, while Steve Ott and Cody Hodgson also scored for the Sabres. Buffalo failed to build off a 4-2 win over Boston on Friday, and has now gone 4-9-1 in its past 14 games. Buffalo has yet to win two in a row at home, and dropped to 2-9-0 in its past 11 against Pittsburgh.
Turnovers and defensive breakdowns cost the Sabres on Sunday.
Less than 2 minutes after Ott scored to put Buffalo ahead 3-2, the Penguins countered with Kris Letang eluding two Sabres defenders along the left boards and then setting up Dupuis for a one-timer in the right circle.
“Ryan made some big saves to keep us in there,” captain Jason Pominville said. “I think it’s up to us to be better in our zone.”
Miller bounced back after allowing the Penguins to score on their first two shots on goal. He finished with 31 saves, with his best coming with 3:08 left in the third period. That’s when Miller got across to his left to snag James Neal‘s one-timer from the right circle.
Dupuis opened the scoring 35 seconds in by deflecting in Brooks Orpik‘s point shot. That extended a Penguins streak in which they’ve now scored the opening goal in all 10 road games this season. Crosby scored 33 seconds later.
Crosby extended his scoring streak against Buffalo to 14 games, a stretch in which he has 23 points (eight goals and 15 assists).
“For whatever reason, I’ve always been able to put some points up here,” Crosby said of his success against Buffalo. “It’s great ice here. That’s all I can say.” >>Continue Reading<<
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