Alex Goligoski had two goals, Evgeni Malkin had three assists and Sidney Crosby scored the game-winning goal in overtime as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Buffalo Sabres 4-3. Pascal Dupuis also scored for the Penguins.
The Penguins are 2-2 against the Sabres this year. This was the final regular season meeting between the two teams.
Sidney Crosby's overtime goal proved to be a controversial one. It was immediately reviewed as some thought it may have been scored off of a high stick. Upon review it was cleared as a legal goal. The original referee's call on the ice was that it was a goal.
That hasn't stopped the controversy however.
Buffalo goaltender Ryan Miller stated that he thought the goal should have been disallowed.
"I didn't get a great look, but from my gut feel I thought it was a little high," said Miller.
Marc-Andre Fleury played a good game. He wasn't outstanding but managed to hold the fort for the Penguins, especially in the third period where the Sabres badly outshot the Penguins 13-3. The final shots in the game were 35-22 Sabres.
The Penguins came back from a 2-0 second period deficit to win the game. It was the Penguins 11th comeback victory this season.
The Penguins return home tonight to face Ryan Malone and the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
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