It’s not really fair. The Buffalo Sabres have trouble scoring under normal circumstances and tonight they had to face a hot goaltender. The result was a 5-0 victory for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Marc-Andre Fleury collected his third shutout in four games, although the Sabres only managed 18 shots on goal. Buffalo has now been shutout five times in just 12 contests. They’ve gone 0-1-1 since Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers claimed that they hit “rock bottom.”
Chris Kunitz had a big night with two goals and an assist, including one of the Penguins’ three power-play markers tonight.
Sidney Crosby also picked up three assists, giving him 18 points in 10 contests. To put that into context: Crosby has more points this season than Buffalo has goals. The same could be said for Evgeni Malkin (15 points), Patric Hornqvist (14), or Kunitz (13) as the Sabres have only scored 12 times this season.