BUFFALO, N.Y. (KDKA/AP) — The Penguins are on a roll, beating the Buffalo Sabres 1-0 on the road Wednesday night.
Marc-Andre Fleury made 30 saves to get his 17th career shutout. Five of Fleury’s 17 shutouts have been in 1-0 games. His last blanking was March 18 at Boston.
In the first period, Pascal Dupuis got the only goal of the game with an assist from Sidney Crosby at 15:04.
Crosby stole the puck from rookie Luke Adam in the right corner and fed Dupuis, who one-timed a shot past goalie Jhonas Enroth.
It didn’t seem as if one goal would be enough as both teams played an open style with plenty of scoring chances. Buffalo peppered Fleury with 11 shots in each of the final two periods, including six during two straight power plays early in the third period.
“In a game like that, you can’t miss the net on some of those good chances,” said Ruff, whose team has dropped three of four after a 4-0-1 run. “You can’t miss the net on the power play when you’re dead in the slot. Those are ones you’re going to have to convert if you’re going to win hockey games.”
Enroth finished with 28 saves in place of Ryan Miller, who is still sidelined by a groin injury.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.