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Penguins hand Sabres a 5-1 loss

Jason Pominville snaps Buffalo's scoreless drought in the loss

December 02, 2017 - 7:24 pm

The Buffalo Sabres suffered their fourth straight loss, and 11th in 12 games, on Saturday night at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena. The Penguins take both games of their home-and-home with the Sabres, and take all three games of their season series.

If there is one positive from the outcome of this game is the Sabres did manage to end their scoreless streak at 232:09. Jason Pominville's third period goal put Buffalo on the board for the first time in over three games, but it was not enough in a 5-1 defeat. Tristan Jarry stopped 32 shots for his second win over the Sabres in as many nights. Chad Johnson made 24 saves in the loss. 

Pominville's goal came at 11:18 of the final period. Jack Eichel flipped a backhand pass from behind the net to Pominville, who beat Jarry for his first goal since October 28. Buffalo now hits the road for three straight games against Western Conference foes, beginning Tuesday in Colorado against the Avalanche. The Sabres will also visit Chicago and St. Louis before returning home to face the Senators on December 12.

Scoring Summary:

First Period:

PIT: 18:44 - Evgeni Malkin (8) (Jake Guentzel, Olli Maatta)

Penalty Summary:

First Period:

BUF: 4:09 - Sam Reinhart (2 min., high sticking)

BUF: 7:45 - Hudson Fasching (2 min., interference)

PIT: 10:06 - Ryan Reaves (5 min., fighting)

BUF: 10:06 - Zach Bogosian (5 min., fighting)

BUF: 12:24 - Johan Larsson (2 min., cross checking)

PIT: 15:27 - Ryan Reaves (2 min., hooking)


Scoring Summary:

Second Period:

PIT: 5:36 - Carl Hagelin (2) (Bryan Rust, Riley Sheahan)

PIT: 19:00 - Patric Hornqvist (PPG) (10) (Sidney Crosby, Kris Letang)

Penalty Summary:

Second Period:

PIT: 7:09 - Bench penalty (2 min., too many men on the ice; served by Conor Sheary)

PIT: 15:15 - Brian Dumoulin (2 min., interference)

PIT: 17:37 - Evgeni Malkin (2 min., high sticking)

BUF: 17:37 - Benoit Pouliot (2 min., high sticking)

BUF: 18:11 - Kyle Criscuolo (2 min., holding)


Scoring Summary:

Third Period:

BUF: 11:18 - Jason Pominville (7) (Jack Eichel, Evander Kane)

PIT: 13:14 - Phil Kessel (12) (Evgeni Malkin)

PIT: 18:58 - Sidney Crosby (EN) (12) (Patric Hornqvist, Kris Letang)

Penalty Summary:

Third Period:

PIT: 2:42 - Olli Maatta (2 min., hooking)

BUF: 7:09 - Jordan Nolan (2 min., slashing)


Shots on Goal:

BUF - 33, PIT - 29


BUF: Johnson - 24 saves
PIT: Jarry - 32 saves


BUF: 0 for 4 (0%)
PIT: 1 for 6 (16.6%)

Three Stars:

  1. Sidney Crosby - PIT
  2. Tristan Jarry - PIT
  3. Patric Hornqvist - PIT
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