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Minus Crosby, Pittsburgh's 15-game winning streak ends in 4-1 loss to Sabres

Tuesday, 04.02.2013 / 10:15 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Minus Crosby, Pittsburgh's 15-game winning streak ends in 4-1 loss to Sabres

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Pittsburgh Penguins' run at a record-breaking streak is over. Playing without injured star Sidney Crosby, the Penguins fell to the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 on Tuesday night to end their 15-game winning streak.

Kevin Porter scored his first two goals of the season for the Sabres, who won for the first time in five games. Steve Ott and Cody Hodgson also scored as Buffalo sent Pittsburgh to its first loss in more than a month. Ryan Miller made 19 saves on the night he surpassed Dominik Hasek for the most games played by a Sabres goaltender.

Jarome Iginla scored his first goal with the Penguins after coming over in a trade with Calgary last week but it wasn't nearly enough..

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