Sidney Crosby led the way with two assists as the Penguins kept the Sabres out of the win column again as Pittsburgh defeated Buffalo by a score of 5-0.
With a 3rd straight shutout against, it is hard to find any positives for the Buffalo Sabres. At no point did it seem as though Buffalo was dominating the game. They managed to get out of the 1st period tied, until Phil Kessel recorded a power-play goal 13 minutes into the 2nd period.
Sabres been shutout in 3 straight games for just 2nd time in franchise history. 1st time it happened was…..last season.
— Howard WGR (@hsimon62) March 15, 2019
It was all downhill after that as Pittsburgh would add 2 more in the 2nd and 2 more in the 3rd to top things off.
Kessell PP goal
1-0 Pittsburgh pic.twitter.com/RuM1gbwE7S
— Ben Mathewson (@Ben_Mathewson) March 15, 2019
Pittsburgh continues their push to the playoffs as they now have 87 points, which is good for 3rd place in the Metro Division.
#Sabres winger Kyle Okposo on pride: " Anytime that you put on an NHL sweater, put on a Sabres sweater, you better play with some pride, otherwise you shouldn’t (expletive) be here. I don’t believe that, that we’ve lost that, and if guys have, then they shouldn’t be here."
— Bill Hoppe (@BillHoppeNHL) March 15, 2019
Jack Eichel missed his 2nd and final game due to suspension as the Buffalo Sabres continue their free fall and drop a 6th straight game and remain at 69 points through 70 games.
Head coach Phil Housley was asked about the team’s lack of pride and whether his job may be in jeopardy.
Housley was asked if he’s worried about his job: “I’m not worried about that. I’m focused on coming to work and teaching our guys the right way to do things.” #Sabres
— Bradley Gelber (@BradleyGelber) March 15, 2019
Buffalo will head to Raleigh, North Carolina to face the Hurricanes Saturday at 7 p.m.