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SportKessel, Crosby help surging Penguins blank Sabres 5-0

05:00  15 march  2019
05:00  15 march  2019 Source:   ap.org

Sheary scores 2 in Sabres' 4-3 OT win over Penguins

Sheary scores 2 in Sabres' 4-3 OT win over Penguins Conor Sheary scored his second goal of the game with 49 seconds left in overtime in rallying the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Phil Kessel kept pace with Crosby for the team lead with his 12th goal. Patric Hornqvist and Carl Hagelin also scored for the Penguins , who are 14- 0 -1 in their last 15 The Penguins blanked the Sabres for 51 minutes before Pominville's goal ended Buffalo's scoreless rut at 232 minutes, 9 seconds.

Evgeni Malkin scored his first goal since returning from injury and Tristan Jarry made 32 saves to help the Penguins beat the Sabres , 5 -1.

Kessel, Crosby help surging Penguins blank Sabres 5-0© The Associated Press Buffalo Sabres forward John Larsson (22) and Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin (81) fight during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Phil Kessel had a goal and an assist, Sidney Crosby added two assists and the surging Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-0 on Thursday night.

Nick Bjugstad and Jake Guentzel each had a goal and an assist for Pittsburgh, which has won six of seven and sits third in the Metropolitan Division. Brian Dumoulin and Patric Hornqvist also scored, and Casey DeSmith made 26 saves for his fourth career shutout.

Guentzel's OT winner lifts Penguins over Panthers 3-2

Guentzel's OT winner lifts Penguins over Panthers 3-2 Jake Guentzel scored on a breakaway 2:44 into overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins past the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Tuesday night.Guentzel took a lead pass from Sidney Crosby and slipped a backhand by Roberto Luongo for his second goal of the night and 33rd this season. Pittsburgh picked up two vital points as it tries to create some breathing room in its pursuit of a playoff berth. Crosby finished with a goal and two assists on the night he became the 48th player in NHL history to reach 1,200 points. Matt Murray had 32 saves for the Penguins. Matt Cullen played 12:36 in his 1,500th career game.

Phil Kessel kept pace with Crosby for the team lead with his 12th goal. Patric Hornqvist and Carl Hagelin also scored for the Penguins , who are 14- 0 -1 in their last 15 The Penguins blanked the Sabres for 51 minutes before Pominville's goal ended Buffalo's scoreless rut at 232 minutes, 9 seconds.

Matthew Murray recorded his first career shutout and the Penguins clinched a playoff spot with a 5 - 0 win against the Islanders.

Carter Hutton stopped 21 shots for the Sabres, who matched a franchise record with three consecutive shutout losses. It happened for the first time last season during a three-game stretch that concluded with a 4-0 loss to Pittsburgh. The Sabres were beaten 2-0 at home by Dallas on Tuesday following a 3-0 defeat in Colorado on Saturday.

BOX SCORE: PENGUINS 5, SABRES 0

Kessel opened the scoring on the power play 6:40 into the second period on a terrific passing sequence led by Crosby. With Guentzel stationed in front of the Buffalo net, Guentzel fed Crosby inside the right circle. Crosby then fired cross-ice to Kessel inside the left circle, and he had an open net for his 24th goal of the season.

Dumoulin made it 2-0 with 4:53 remaining in the second. Evgeni Malkin neatly curled behind the Buffalo net before spotting Dumoulin creeping up ice. Dumoulin's wrist shot beat Hutton to the glove side.

Penguins continue mastery of Blue Jackets in 2-0 win

Penguins continue mastery of Blue Jackets in 2-0 win Matt Murray stopped 25 shots for his 10th career shutout and the Pittsburgh Penguins opened a pivotal home-and-home with the Columbus Blue Jackets by rolling to a 3-0 victory.

Phil Kessel kept pace with Crosby for the team lead with his 12th goal. Patric Hornqvist and Carl Hagelin also scored for the Penguins , who are 14- 0 -1 in their last 15 The Penguins blanked the Sabres for 51 minutes before Pominville's goal ended Buffalo's scoreless rut at 232 minutes, 9 seconds.

Phil Kessel kept pace with Crosby for the team lead with his 12th goal. Patric Hornqvist and Carl Hagelin also scored for the Penguins , who are 14- 0 -1 in their The Penguins blanked the Sabres for 51 minutes before Pominville’s goal ended Buffalo’s scoreless rut at 232 minutes, 9 seconds.

Another power-play goal gave Pittsburgh a 3-0 lead before the end of the second. A deflected pass from Kessel found Hornqvist in front, and the veteran buried a backhand for his 17th goal of the season.

Bjugstad made it 4-0 following a bad turnover by Sabres defenseman Matt Hunwick midway through the third period.

Guentzel made it 5-0 on the power play with 1:58 remaining.

NOTES: Sabres C Jack Eichel missed his second game due to a two-game suspension for an illegal check to the head on Colorado forward Carl Soderberg. Eichel is Buffalo's leading scorer with 72 points (25 goals, 47 assists). ... D Zach Bogosian (upper body), D Jake McCabe (upper body) and C Zemgus Girgensons were scratched for Buffalo. ... D Kris Letang (upper body), D Chad Ruhwedel (upper body), RW Bryan Rust, D Jusso Riikola and C Zach Aston-Reese (lower body) were scratched for Pittsburgh.

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Penguins: Home against Philadelphia on Sunday.

Malkin picks up 1,000th point, Pens rally by Caps 5-3

Malkin picks up 1,000th point, Pens rally by Caps 5-3 Sidney Crosby scored twice during a furious second-period rally and Evgeni Malkin picked up two assists to reach 1,000 career points as the Pittsburgh Penguins edged the Washington Capitals 5-3 on Tuesday night.Crosby picked up his 32nd and 33rd goals during a three-goal outburst over a span of 1:48 as Pittsburgh erased a two-goal deficit to take the lead on its way to snapping Washington's seven-game winning streak. Jake Guentzel started Pittsburgh's comeback with his team-leading 35th of the season. Phil Kessel and Jared McCann both added a goal and an assist for the Penguins, who have won six of eight.

Sidney Patrick Crosby ONS (born August 7, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who serves as captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Crosby ended a long goal drought and assisted on Conor Sheary's game-winner 16 seconds into overtime as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Crosby scored his sixth of the season, Sheary had a pair of goals and Patric Hornqvist added one for Pittsburgh. Phil Kessel got his eighth of the season

Sabres: At the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday.

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Kessel, Crosby help surging Penguins blank Sabres 5-0

Jake Guentzel might be the best winger Sidney Crosby has ever had.
At the very least, he seems to be the best fit that Crosby has ever had on his wing. Marian Hossa might be the best player that Crosby has ever had on his wing, and quite honestly, the two looked like they may have been able to make magic alongside each other had it worked out long-term, but Hossa only played 32 total games with the Penguins. Phil Kessel was supposed to be that player, but the two never really seemed to click. For as good as Kunitz and Pascal Dupuis were, they never really came close to matching what Guentzel appears to be capable of.

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