Pens pummel “no show” Sabres

Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and friends skated circles around the Sabres at times, in a 5-1 win Wednesday night.

Buffalo’s defense struggled mightily at times, allowing highlight-reel worthy goals to both Crosby and Malkin.

“For our team, we need everyone. We had a couple guys no-show tonight,” said interim Head Coach Ted Nolan. “Playing one of the better teams in the league, you’d think they’d be excited to play, and a couple weren’t.”

The loss marked the Sabres’ final home game before the Olympic break. Buffalo hits the road to take on Ottawa Thursday night, then won’t play again until February 25th. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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