Buffalo Sabres Lose Eighth Straight Against the Penguins
It's becoming pretty irritating to see the Buffalo Sabres lose every time they play the Pittsburgh Penguins. For the eighth straight time the Penguins skated off with a win over the Sabres. This one a 4-3 win at First Niagara Center.
With as great a game as the Sabres played Friday night in a 4-0 win over Columbus, the Sabres just couldn't match that effort against the Penguins. They came out strong in the first period, but despite the pressure they had a tough time solving Pittsburgh goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury.
The second period was all Pittsburgh as the Penguins outshot the Sabres 16-6 and scored twice to build a 3-1 lead. A Pittsburgh shorthanded goal upped the score to 4-1 and that goal turned out to be the game winner as the Sabres scored twice in the third but couldn't get the equalizer as time ran out.
Zach Bogosian was in on all three Buffalo goals, scoring twice, one of them on the power play and drawing an assist on Brian Gionta's power play goal. The Sabres finished 2 for 3 on the power play while stopping the Penguins on all four attempts.
Coming off that shutout against the Blue Jackets, Robin Lehner stopped 27 of 31 shots.
The Sabres are off to California this week with games in Anaheim, San Jose and Los Angeles.