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Letang helps Penguins defeat Sabres

Defenseman has three assists; Fleury makes 24 saves for Pittsburgh

by Joe Yerdon / Correspondent

Kessel's goal extends lead to 3-1

PIT@BUF: Letang and Kessel connect, Pens stretch lead

2/21/16: Kris Letang fakes a shot from the right boards and sends a perfect pass over to Phil Kessel, who flips the puck into a wide open net

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BUFFALO - Kris Letang and the Pittsburgh Penguins got the bounce-back effort they were looking for on Sunday. 

Letang had three assists and helped the Penguins to a 4-3 win against the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center.

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Sabres forward O'Reilly out with lower-body injury

Buffalo recalls Bailey from AHL; goalie Fleury to start for Pittsburgh @NHLdotcom

PENGUINS (29-20-8) at SABRES (24-28-7)

TV: 12:30 p.m. ET; NBC, SN

BUFFALO -- The Buffalo Sabres will be without center Ryan O'Reilly when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday.

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Sabres' Eichel set to make national TV debut

Buffalo rookie takes NBC center stage against Penguins on Sunday

by Joe Yerdon / Correspondent

BUFFALO -- It already has been a memorable first NHL season for Buffalo Sabres rookie Jack Eichel, and now he'll get to show off his skills for the first time before a national audience on Hockey Day in America. 

Eichel will lead the Sabres against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday (12:30 p.m. ET; NBC, SN) at First Niagara Center. In a career already highlighted by being selected second in the 2015 NHL Draft, it will be a big moment for the 19-year-old from North Chelmsford, Mass. 

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