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Video: Crosby, Malkin lead Penguins over struggling Sabres

Feb 5, 2014, 10:26 PM EDT

Maybe the Pittsburgh Penguins didn’t get off to the best start on the score board against the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday.

The Sabres, alone at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings with 15 wins and 38 points, earned a 1-0 lead on the Penguins, but that didn’t last long, as they gave up five unanswered goals in a 5-1 loss.

The stars of the Penguins lineup – Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin – led the way. Each had a goal and an assist. Given the history of when these two players score in the same game, it was like the Sabres didn’t even stand a chance.

The first video below is of Crosby’s goal, which counted as the winner for Pittsburgh. The Penguins’ captain blew past two Buffalo defenders, then snapped a shot top corner on Ryan Miller.

Malkin struck later in the period with a sweet move to the forehand on a breakaway on Miller, who other teams have spoken to Sabres’ general manager Tim Murray about a possible trade for.

  1. theageofquarrel - Feb 5, 2014 at 10:31 PM

    That was an old fashioned ass whipping!!!!
    Plus it was like a home game with all the Penguin fans there.

  2. lowenni - Feb 5, 2014 at 10:31 PM

    Pens beat the Sabres? I’m shocked!!

    No. Didn’t even bother to watch this game.

    • c9castine - Feb 6, 2014 at 1:31 AM

      buffalo may be buffalo but you missed watching some of the best players in the world at their best.

      you must have been getting your **** s*****. only reasonable excuse.

  3. penguins87and71 - Feb 5, 2014 at 10:36 PM

    Pure domination, especially in the 3rd period. Fleury looked sharp again tonight. I guess everyone can stop overreacting about Sidney Crosby not scoring, his fine.

  4. muckleflugga - Feb 5, 2014 at 10:50 PM

    i’m not sure how you can have total domination and have to rely on a sharp goalie at the same time … the score belies the state of the game i saw as it unfolded

    the fans gave their team a great hand at game’s end and it was well earned

    yes, sabres’ defensive vulnerabilities were apparent for all to see … still i sense change in the wind … temperament of buffalo as a team has changed

    murray sounds promising … his apparent support of nolan bodes well … so laugh while you can

    buffalo’s back

    • c9castine - Feb 6, 2014 at 1:34 AM

      yes nothing like a 5-1 schooling by the leagues best to announce your arrival.

      something tells me when buffalos back it’ll be a while from now, and they’ll be shaking another teams hand in may, not watching crosby and malkin dance all over them in february.

      • therooneyskilledwebster - Feb 6, 2014 at 9:26 AM

        The league’s best ? Didn’t realize the Blues were in town.

      • c9castine - Feb 6, 2014 at 4:20 PM

        yeah sure the Blues lead the Pens.

        in losses.

      • c9castine - Feb 6, 2014 at 4:21 PM

        also, i was more or less referring to crosby and malkin so i hope next your not going to tell me steen and oshie are better than those two.

      • therooneyskilledwebster - Feb 6, 2014 at 7:19 PM

        Don’t know why anyone would infer from your comment that you were only speaking of 2 members of the team that beat Buffalo 5-1, unless MAF and the other 16 skaters watched the entire game from the bench. And on what planet does St. Louis have more losses than Pitt ? As of today Pitt is 40-15-2 for a .719 point %. St. Louis is 37-12-6 for a .727 %. So other than Pitt have MORE losses and a worse point % you’re correct. Congrats on being favorites to win the 2 on 2 Cup this year.

      • c9castine - Feb 7, 2014 at 12:41 AM

        in what world is 18 less than 17? thats my question.

        15+2 = 17

        12+6 = 18

        i count all losses as losses. to be honest, i thought everybody did the same. only reason they are separated is to show where a team picked up the extra points.

      • therooneyskilledwebster - Feb 7, 2014 at 10:59 AM

        That’s creative math that only you, and not the NHL, uses hence the Blues higher winning %.

      • c9castine - Feb 7, 2014 at 11:25 AM

        again smart guy, the Blues winning percentage is 67.85

        the Pens winning percentage is 70.17

        only in the internet world can somebody sit and argue about simple math. were talking about a small group of simple numbers and equations here what grade are you in little buddy? i think its time for a parent teacher conference to find out why your not paying attention in class.

      • therooneyskilledwebster - Feb 7, 2014 at 12:18 PM

        Simple must be your first and middle names. Once again, the Blues currently have a point % of .732 and Pitt has a point % of .719. They both have 82 points as of today, yet St. Louis has played one less game, hence
        St. Louis has the better record. I’ll stack up my undergrad and grad degrees against your backwoods western PA education any day of the week. You may want to learn the difference between your and you’re before you question someone else’s obvious, superior intellect.

      • c9castine - Feb 8, 2014 at 1:50 AM

        That is a points percentage. The number located under the “W” column indicates wins, thus when one wins, it would be called “winning.” When you take the number of wins and divide them by the number of games played you get the numbers I reported (at least it did when this stupid conversation started, not sure anymore).

        The fact that you just cited that you have really expensive pieces of paper yet struggle to utilize the English language to communicate is disappointing for our education system and the reputation of whatever school(s) you payed way too much money to attend.

        If you meant points percentage then yep, you are right.
        That is how absolutely stupid this argument is, however SIMPLE the problem is. By the way, I create $50 plates of food for a living so congratulation on those degrees. Personally I wouldn’t for a second ask you to scale out a boudin blanc recipe and walk away feeling comfortable. Probably end up with chicken nuggets.

      • therooneyskilledwebster - Feb 8, 2014 at 1:42 PM

        The discussion began with a question over who was the league’s best. Since that time and currently, the Blues have had the highest point % in the league. You keep focusing on wins but apparently aren’t aware that the league awards a point for an OT or shoutout loss. Fortunately, come postseason, there will be no 4 on 4 or shootouts. Pitt also has 15 regulation losses compared to St. Louis’ 12. St. Louis also continues to have far and away the best goal differential in the league. So by almost every measurable, the Blues are currently the best team in the league.

        Thanks for confirming what we already knew about public school education, that school cafeteria meals, like everything else, is overpriced.

      • c9castine - Feb 8, 2014 at 10:55 PM

        Your an idiot. its simple math. you say blues have higher winning percentage, i say math says they don’t. i was right. period. you can’t argue your way out of it.

        you say blues have less losses, i say no they don’t. its simply addition, you can’t argue your way out of it.

        You say blues have higher points percentage, i agree. its simple math, how could i dispute it.

        blues are a great team but your gonna have a hard time giving me a clear but reason why they are better.

        pens are #1 PP, #1 PK, #4 defense, #4 offense, #3 goal differential, #1 points scorer, #1 goalie winner, #1 +/- player, #1 assist player, US olympic coaches and GM, and more deep playoff experience.

        again, all things that are indisputable. you can continue to tell me about my public school education backwoods PA blah blah, but your making an idiot out of yourself and you should be happy nobody is paying attention to this anymore. its time you take your medicine and shut up.

      • therooneyskilledwebster - Feb 9, 2014 at 1:27 AM

        Higher point % and superior goal differential against superior competition. Any non-Pen honk would agree that as of 2/9/14 the Blues are the best team in the NHL. But as the Pens showed last season, that doesn’t mean anything come playoff time. I will defer to your expertise on idiocy. Olympic coaches and GM? Do they have cooler uniforms too ? When it comes to playoff experience their’s would pale in comparison to Boston’s recent run as the class of the East come postseason.

      • c9castine - Feb 9, 2014 at 10:52 PM

        pens 3 st louis 0. that includes a recent one, and another trip to the final.

        the blues are the ones who one the presidents trophy and went nowhere with it.

        you got nothing.

      • therooneyskilledwebster - Feb 9, 2014 at 11:21 PM

        You are a complete dumbass. I’m talking about their current places in the league standings. Presidents Trophy? The Blues last won (not one) it in 2000. I’m not even a Blues fan. I’m a fan of the team in the East that currently owns the Pens after making them look like pathetic also rans in last year’s ECF, shutting down your aforementioned invisible invincible duo. The same team that won (not one) the cup in 2011.

        Bs 6 Ps 3. You got something, but not much. You better hope that your underachievers don’t become the Atlanta Braves of the NHL.

    • hockey412 - Feb 6, 2014 at 9:17 AM

      Buffalo IS back. WAY back. In last place in the entire league, with 4 less wins than the next-worse team.

      Buffalo will be impressive at some point in the future – but only if they get rid of Ott, get rid of Scott, who are both only providing senseless entertainment (not hockey) and costing the team. They will have the luxury of doing so in the near future, and boy will it be entertaining. But what they have now is just embarassing.

  5. muckleflugga - Feb 6, 2014 at 2:11 AM


    i didn’t see the schooling to which you refer … i saw sidney being abused while his yellow-dog teammates went all orpik … bruuuuuuuuk bruk bruk bruk braaaaack bruk bruk

    i saw buffalo with several defensive breakdowns that every team in the league would have exploited … take away lottery pick luck and the penguins would be rattling around the basement with buffalo

    hard pressing work from journeyman plugs typically depletes a team’s reserves over a full season … come playoffs the bully boys raise the stakes … time for penguins to sing sayonara

    shero and bylsma … pure genius … until playoff energy reserves are spent … no answers for tougher faster teams

    crosby and malkin … all universe … unless they’re playing hard-assed men

    then they take on the countenance of dog-tracking curs … tails tucked … slinking

    into annual playoff anonymity

    • handsofsweed - Feb 6, 2014 at 6:44 PM

      Hey, remember that time Malkin tucked tail and ran home with the Conn Smythe and Stanley Cup after scoring 36 points?

      Nice comment about the lottery luck. You’re the kind of d-bag that says things like “If you take away that lucky 79-yd TD run, we held him to only 84 yds on 20 carries.”

      • c9castine - Feb 7, 2014 at 12:49 AM

        uh huh lets sit here and act like chicago (and some other teams) didn’t stock away a couple top draft picks to start their road to success.

        annual playoff anonymity? how about that big ass silver chalice their names are eternally etched into?

        you have no substance for your posts? why do you post anyway? nobody thinks anything you say is worth a damn

  6. s2mikey - Feb 6, 2014 at 6:02 AM

    Us buffalo fans have just suffered so much this year…. I don’t even watch them anymore. Why bother?

    • cofran2004 - Feb 6, 2014 at 8:15 AM

      …because they’re your favorite team?

  7. theageofquarrel - Feb 6, 2014 at 6:25 AM

    Miller post game:

  8. Stiller43 - Feb 6, 2014 at 6:38 AM

    I guess when your team sucks as much as buffalo, getting badly beaten 5-1 must just make ya happy it wasnt 10-1, right muckleflugga?

  9. flyerguy73 - Feb 6, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Miller looked great out there! Too funny. Go Team Canada!

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