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Sabres lose 16th straight with 4-0 loss to Penguins

Dustin Tokarski made 27 saves in the Buffalo Sabres’ 4-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday at PPG Paints Arena.

Buffalo is now 0-14-2 over the last 16 games and they’ve been shut out seven times this season.

General manager Kevyn Adams served as head coach because interim head coach Don Granato and interim assistant coach Matt Ellis were unavailable for the game. In accordance with NHL COVID-19 protocols, Granato and Ellis are self-quarantining.

Radim Zohorna opened the scoring for Pittsburgh in his first NHL game. Jared McCann scored twice – both on the power play – and Jake Guentzel also tallied.

Casey DeSmith stopped all 36 Sabres shots he faced. His shutout streak against the Sabres is now at 179:52.

The Sabres went 0-for-4 with the man advantage and are 0-for-their-last-28. Buffalo’s last power-play goal came on February 25. Buffalo finished 2-for-4 on the penalty kill.