So, that was easy, wasn’t it?
The Pittsburgh Penguins got off to a quick start against the Eastern Conference bottom-dwelling Buffalo Sabres on Saturday, with Kris Letang burying a nice pass from Sidney Crosby just 1:21 into the opening period. And they didn’t face much in the way of resistance while working the puck around in the Sabres’ zone.
Letang and Crosby were at it again just a few minutes later, helping to give the Penguins a 2-0 lead less than four minutes into the opening period. Patric Hornqvist got the goal, which also counted as his second point of the evening, as well. Letang, Crosby and Hornqvist had already combined for six points even before the four-minute mark.
Facing the onslaught in the Buffalo crease: Jhonas Enroth. Might be a difficult night for him.
Meanwhile, the Sabres went well beyond the midway point of the period before recording their first shot on goal.
Here’s the opening Letang goal.
Here’s the Hornqvist goal to make it 2-0.