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Buffalo vs Pittsburgh Recap - Penguins Win 8-3

Buffalo vs Pittsburgh Recap - Penguins Win 8-3

Buffalo couldn't hang with the Penguins on Saturday as Pittsburgh blasted the Sabres 8-3 at Consol Energy Centre.

Bettors who backed the Penguins were rewarded as -130 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.

Evgeni Malkin (3), Jason Williams, Chris Kunitz, Deryk Engelland, James Neal, and Simon Despres each scored for the Penguins in the victory. Williams opened the scoring for Pittsburgh, finding the back of the net at 2:17 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Alexandre Picard and Craig Adams.

Marc-Andre Fleury turned in a 16-save effort for the Penguins.

Paul Gaustad, Thomas Vanek, and Luke Adam scored for the Sabres, finding the net behind Marc-Andre Fleury.

Ryan Miller stopped 10 of 15 shots for the Sabres, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Pittsburgh scored 3 times on 5 chances on the power play, while Buffalo went 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Buffalo lost the shots on goal battle to Pittsburgh by a margin of 26-19.

Pittsburgh heads into a battle against the Blackhawks. Buffalo, meanwhile, will have their next action against Ottawa.