Marc-Andre Fleury turned aside 24 shots and the Penguins got second-period goals from Chris Kunitz and Deryk Engelland in a 3-0 win over the Sabres at CONSOL Energy Center on Monday.
After a scoreless first, the Penguins got on the board at 5:44 of the second period on Kunitz's 26th of the season. Ryan Miller kept the puck out initially, robbing Sidney Crosby point blank. However, a Jamie McBain turnover led to another Penguins chance and Kunitz rattled home a Brian Gibbons rebound that went off the post.
Pittsburgh went up by two goals 6:21 later thanks to another Sabres giveaway. Henrik Tallinder coughed up the puck along the boards and Engelland was able to keep it in the Buffalo zone. Moments later, Engelland regained possession and beat Miller for his fourth. Tanner Glass added a late empty-netter for the Pens, making it 3-0.
The Sabres return home on Tuesday to face the Washington Capitals at 7:30 p.m. Hear the call on WGR 550 and the Buffalo Sabres Radio Network.
10:00 - BUF - Henrik Tallinder (2 min., delaying game - puck over glass)
13:22 - PIT - Tanner Glass (2 min., high-sticking)
5:44 - PIT - Chris Kunitz (26) (Brian Gibbons, Sidney Crosby)
12:05 - PIT - Deryk Engelland (4) (Craig Adams, Tanner Glass)
7:13 - PIT - Jayson Megna (2 min., high-sticking)
19:32 - PIT - Tanner Glass (3) (EN) (Craig Adams, Sidney Crosby)
9:14 - PIT - Chris Kunitz (2 min., slashing)
BUF - Ryan Miller - (31 saves, 33 shots)
PIT - Marc-Andre Fleury (24 shots, 24 saves)
BUF - 0 of 3
PIT - 0 of 1
1.) PIT - Marc-Andre Fleury (24 saves)
2.) PIT - Chris Kunitz (1 G, 0 A)
3.) PIT - Tanner Glass (1 G, 1 A)