Buffalo Sabres (6-8-1) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (10-5-0)
The Sabres entering Sunday's game against the Penguins coming off a comeback win against the Boston Bruins on Friday night.
So much for carrying over Friday night's win. The Penguins scored just 0:35 seconds in on a Pascal Dupuis slap shot.
The Sabres' ugly start got uglier after Tyler Myers took a high sticking penalty. Pittsburgh made Buffalo pay a few seconds later on a Sidney Crosby tip in to put the Pens up 2-0 in the first period.
Buffalo jumped back in the game with a Cody Hodgson goal. Hodgson grabbed a rebound in front of goalie Marc-Andre Fleury and wristed it into the net.
PIT - 0:35 - Dupuis (6) - (Orpik, Kunitz)
PIT - 1:27 - Crosby (7)
BUF - 6:32 - Hodgson (7) - (Ehrhoff, Vanek)
PIT : 11
The Sabres took advantage of a 5-on-3 situation to tied the game on a long slap shot by Christian Ehrhoff that was tipped in for Thomas Vanek's NHL-best 12th goal of the year.
BUF - 9:16 - Thomas Vanek (12) - (Ehrhoff, Ennis)
The Sabres briefly took the lead on a friendly bounce that was slammed home by Steve Ott. But the Penguins came back only minutes later with Dupuis' second goal of the afternoon.
With just over two minutes remaining, a Paul Martin screen shot found the back of the net. The Penguins held on in the final two for the win.
BUF - 5:17 - Steve Ott (3) - (Gerbe, Hecht)
PIT - 7:06 - Pascal Dupuis - (Letang, Crosby)
PIT - 17:56 - Paul Martin - (Crosby, Dupuis)
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