Skip to main content

Fleury's goaltending helps Penguins win third in a row, 4-2 over the Sabres

Ryan Whitney, Jordan Staal, Evgeni Malkin and Dominic Moore scored Pittsburgh's goals. Derek Roy and Chris Drury replied for the Eastern Conference leaders, who lost a second consecutive game for only the second time this season.

NHL scoring leader Sydney Crosby of the Penguins picked up one assist.

Buffalo had a 33-27 shots advantage, but Fleury continued his hot streak. He's allowed only three goals in the last three games - all Pittsburgh wins.

Roy struck at 14:44 when he slammed home a Toni Lydman pass for the only goal of the first period.

In the second, Whitney and Drury exchanged power-play goals before Staal tied it at 13:39 by knocking in a rebound. Malkin put the Penguins up 3-2 on a power play at 19:57 when he slapped a rocket over goalie Ryan Miller's left shoulder for his 19th goal.

Moore completed the scoring by shooting into an empty net with 13 seconds left in the game.

Notes: The Sabres had their four-game, home-winning streak snapped . . . Sabres D Henrik Tallinder missed his first game because of an ankle sprain sustained in Wednesday's loss to Ottawa. He is expected to be out at least two weeks . . . Buffalo will play its third game in four nights Saturday in Toronto . . . Roy scored for the first time in 12 games . . . Crosby has seven points in three games . . . Pittsburgh converted two of three power-play attempts and is 8-for-26 with the man advantage the last four games.

TOP HEADLINES

CA1_5399

World Junior Roundup: Sweden Crushes Austria, Slovakia Scores Important Win

Sweden had no issue handling Austria, while Slovakia got the extra point in a big contest against Latvia on a quieter day at the World Junior Championship.

Ivan Fedotov

Screen Shots: Vegas' Goalie Problem, Hockey Quebec and Flyers Prospects Stuck in Russia

Adam Proteau returns with Screen Shots to talk about where the Vegas Golden Knights go now to address their goalie situation, Hockey Quebec's investigation into racism accusations and the latest surrounding two Flyers prospects in Russia.

Colorado Avalanche
Play

NHL Hot Seat Radar: Colorado Avalanche

There's always pressure to repeat as champions in the NHL, but the Colorado Avalanche will have to do it with a shakeup in the crease.