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Recap - Penguins Defeat Buffalo 5-3

The Penguins beat Buffalo 5-3 on Friday, earning a victory backstopped by Brent Johnson's 25 saves.

Pittsburgh was favored by -110 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Pittsburgh got goals from Steve Sullivan, Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby, James Neal, and Jordan Staal in the victory. Malkin opened the scoring at 3:50 of the first period.

Brent Johnson turned in a 25-save effort for the Penguins.

Jordan Leopold, Thomas Vanek, and Tyler Ennis scored for the Sabres, finding the net behind Brent Johnson.

Ryan Miller stopped 29 of 33 shots for the Sabres, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Pittsburgh went 2-for-3, while the Sabres were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Buffalo lost the shots on goal battle to Pittsburgh by a margin of 34-28.

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