Zemgus Girgensons opened the scoring 14 seconds into the contest and the Buffalo Sabres never looked back in a 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena on Saturday.
Sam Reinhart added to the lead in the first period, Jack Eichel scored a pair of goals on the power play, and Jeff Skinner put an end to his 22-game scoring drought with a goal in the third. Carter Hutton made 41 saves.
Evgeni Malkin both goals for the Penguins. Tristan Jarry stopped 21 of 26 shots.
The trio of Girgensons, Johan Larsson, and Kyle Okposo got the start and promptly put the Sabres on the board. Larsson retrieved a loose puck in the corner and tossed it behind the Pittsburgh net to Okposo, who found Girgensons cutting into the slot.
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