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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Game Recap: Penguins 4 - Sabres 3 [OT]


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.

2 comments:

Lori said...

Miller's quote is precious. I'm sure his gut feel is that all goals shouldn't happen to him.

PenguinsExperience.com said...

I think he heard the ref swearing at him as the goal went in.

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