Pittsburgh 4, Buffalo 1

Saturday, October 5, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Buffalo 0-3-0-0 0-1-0-0 0-2-0-0 L3
Pittsburgh 2-0-0-0 2-0-0-0 0-0-0-0 W2

Recap



Penguins 4, Sabres 1: Captain Sidney Crosby, Chuck Kobasew and Craig Adams scored for the second consecutive game as host Pittsburgh defeated Buffalo.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 20 shots but came within 4:54 of his second consecutive shutout after blanking New Jersey in the season opener Thursday. Chris Kunitz scored on a penalty shot and defenseman Matt Niskanen notched two assists for the Penguins.

Jhonas Enroth started in net and turned aside 31 shots in place of Ryan Miller, who was nursing a sore groin. Thomas Vanek scored for the Sabres, who have mustered just two goals in three games.

Crosby put Pittsburgh ahead 3:39 into the opening period, knocking in his own rebound on assists from Niskanen and Pascal Dupuis. Kobasew, who had five goals in 37 games with Colorado last season, scored just over 10 minutes later by tipping a shot by Brandon Sutter and Adams added an empty-net tally.

Aside from Vanek's tip-in on a shot by Cody Hodgson in the third period, Buffalo's best opportunities came during its two power plays in the second period. The Sabres failed to convert and fell to 0-for-13 with the man advantage. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Crosby has at least one point in 15 consecutive games against Buffalo. … Pittsburgh Pirates CF Andrew McCutchen and C Russell Martin were in attendance. … Kunitz's penalty shot was the second allowed by the Sabres this season.

Top Game Performances

Buffalo   Pittsburgh
Thomas Vanek 1 Points Matt Niskanen 2
Thomas Vanek 1 Goals Craig Adams 1
Cody Hodgson 1 Assists Matt Niskanen 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jhonas Enroth .912 Save Percentage Marc-Andre Fleury .952
Jhonas Enroth 31 Saves Marc-Andre Fleury 20

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Buffalo 21 1 0-2 2-2 4 35
Pittsburgh 35 4 0-2 2-2 4 40

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play its next game at home against Carolina. The Penguins have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Buffalo will play its next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Sabres have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.