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Penguins Down Buffalo 5-1 - Match Report

Pittsburgh cruised to victory on Wednesday, earning an easy 5-1 win over the Sabres at First Niagara Center.

Pittsburgh was favored by -185 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Pittsburgh got goals from Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby, James Neal, Harry Zolnierczyk, and Brian Gibbons in the victory. Zolnierczyk opened the scoring at 15:01 of the first period.

Marc-Andre Fleury turned in a 24-save effort for the Penguins.

Buffalo got a goal from Drew Stafford in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Ryan Miller stopped 29 of 34 shots for the Sabres, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Pittsburgh scored 1 time on 4 chances on the power play, while Buffalo went 0-for-1 with the man advantage.

Pittsburgh outshot Buffalo 34-25 in the game.

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