The Buffalo Sabres lost ground in the playoff race to the Washington Capitals as they lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-3 on Friday night.
|- 1, Pittsburgh Power-Play Goal - Evgeni Malkin (48), from Steve Sullivan and Sidney Crosby at 3:50. 2, Buffalo Goal - Jordan Leopold (9), from Jason Pominville and Ville Leino at 6:35. 3, Pittsburgh Goal - Sidney Crosby (5), from Steve Sullivan and Pascal Dupuis at 12:52. 4, Buffalo Goal - Tyler Ennis (13), from Alexander Sulzer and Mike Weber at 15:45. Penalties - Drew Stafford, Buffalo (Tripping), 3:10.|
|- 5, Pittsburgh Power-Play Goal - James Neal (38), from Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin at 11:43. 6, Pittsburgh Goal - Steve Sullivan (15), from Pascal Dupuis and Sidney Crosby at 15:06. 7, Buffalo Goal - Thomas Vanek (26), unassisted at 16:59. Penalties - Matt Cooke, Pittsburgh (Boarding), 2:14; Derek Roy, Buffalo (Hooking), 7:58; Marcus Foligno, Buffalo (Tripping), 11:09.|
|- 8, Pittsburgh Empty Net Goal - Jordan Staal (25), from Brooks Orpik at 19:54. Penalties - Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh (Delaying Game-Puck over glass), 17:39.|