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by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

BUFFALO – The Penguins beat the Sabres, 4-2, on Friday night for their third-straight victory.

Derek Roy scored with 5:16 left in the first period to give Buffalo a 1-0 lead.

Ryan Whitney’s power-play 7:26 into the second period tied the game at 1-all. Sidney Crosby slid a pass across the slot to Whitney on the far side. He one-timed the puck past Ryan Miller to knot the game for Pittsburgh. Sergei Gonchar had the other assist.

Chris Drury scored a power-play goal with 9:10 left in the second period to give Buffalo a 2-1 lead.

Jordan Staal netted a goal with 6:21 remaining in the period. He slammed in the rebound of Josef Melichar’s long slap-shot. Evgeni Malkin had the other assist.

Malkin rifled in a power-play goal with 2.3 seconds remaining in the second for a 3-2 lead. Whitney and Gonchar had the assists.

Dominic Moore scored an empty-net goal with 13 seconds remaining to seal the win for the Penguins. Staal and Colby Armstrong assisted on the goal.

Marc-Andre Fleury was strong in goal as he stopped 31 of 33 Sabres shots.

The Penguins return home Sunday to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning.


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