Pittsburgh Penguins (10-5-0) at Buffalo Sabres (6-8-1), 12:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - After a rare offensive outburst by Craig Adams lifted
Pittsburgh to a victory last time out, the Penguins will try to make it three
wins in a row on Sunday afternoon in a road contest with the Buffalo Sabres.
Adams netted a pair of goals in Friday's 3-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets,
scoring with 3:19 left in the first period before capping his fifth career
multi-goal game with an empty-net tally.
The goals were the first of the season for Adams and gave him his first two-
goal game since Oct. 13, 2006 while with Carolina. The 35-year-old winger has
48 goals in 766 career games.
"If I had more nights like this, I'd make a better living," said Adams. "It's
fun. Everybody likes to score goals."
Adams helped the Penguins win for the seventh time in nine games and improve
to 7-2-0 on the road this season. They are also 9-3 when scoring first this
"I think (Adams) played a highlight game tonight," said Penguins head coach
James Neal added a power-play goal and Marc-Andre Fleury came up with 25 saves
in the win.
The Sabres also got some needed scoring on Friday as four different players
had goals in a 4-2 victory over the Boston Bruins. Tyler Myers and Drew
Stafford both had a goal and an assist, while Christian Ehrhoff had the winner
during a three-goal third period.
Myers scored his second goal of the season and first since Jan. 20. The former
Calder Trophy winner also assisted on Cody Hodgson's third-period marker.
"We know what he can bring," Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff said of Myers. "When
he's skating and moving, he's a tough man to keep track of. I thought his
energy in the game was maybe as good as I've seen all season."
Stafford, meanwhile, scored his first goal of the season, while Ryan Miller
made 30 saves to help the Sabres snap a two-game slide that started with a 3-1
home setback versus the Bruins last Sunday. They were also shut out 2-0 in
Ottawa on Tuesday, but rebounded to improve to 2-5-1 when trailing after two
periods this season.
Buffalo defenseman Andrej Sekera sustained a lower body injury near the midway
point of the third and had to be helped off the ice after a hit from Boston's
Shawn Thornton. His status for this game is unknown.
This is the first of three meetings between the Pens and Sabres this season.
Pittsburgh has won 10 of the last 13 encounters overall and five of the last
seven in Buffalo.
02/17 10:27:00 ET
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