Ah yes! For the first time in a couple of weeks, you're finally going to get a Quick Taeks from us <---P.S. We don't apologize for not doing them, but enough of that.
Throughout much of the first, the Pens looked quite bad. They looked sloppy and got into penalty trouble. Sure some of the those were questionable, *references the Hagelin defensive zone slash*. Matt Murray once again got lit up a like a Christmas tree against the Sabres <----This is the second time it has happened. TBT to the game on March 29th 2016. As the period came to an end, and much like #PariseWatch, #FleuryWatch was activated IMO. 3-0 nothing Buffalo after one.
Marc-Andre Fleury lead the Pens out to begin the second, and in the early going, Fleury was tested. However, the Sabres had no answer. The Pens would finally strike near the middle of the period, as Justin Schultz scored off the rush. A few minutes after that, the Pens received a power-play, in which Evgeni Malkin fired a bullet past Anders Nilsson to cut the Sabres lead to one.
As the third period arrived, one would figure that since the Sabres played the prior night, that the Pens would be able to exploit that? We'll for the most part it didn't look so.
After failing to convert a late power-play opportunity, it seemed as if that was it for the Pens. We'll if you ask Jake Guentzel he might tell you otherwise. Guentzel redirected a Conor Sheary shot to tie game, and then 0:50 seconds later, the Pens broke through for the lead. Conor Sheary fired a nifty shot off a Justin Schultz cross ice pass into net.
Sure the Sabres had a chance to tie the game late thanks to a delay of game penalty by Schultz. However, thanks to bozo Evander Kane playing the puck with a broken stick, all was nothing for them. Pens win 4-3.
1st: Ryan O'Reilly (16), assists; Brian Gionta (17), Evander Kane (12)
1st: Brian Gionta (14) PPG, assists; Matt Moulson (13)
1st: Jack Eichel (16); assists; Marcus Foligno (8), Sam Reinhart (26)