Saturday, September 30, 2006

Buffaslugs 4 - Penguins 3 (Pre-Season)

Blinded by those awful uniforms, the Penguins dropped another preseason contest.

Adam Mair’s goal gave Buffalo a 4-3 overtime win over the Penguins at Mellon Arena on Friday.

Pittsburgh wraps up its preseason schedule Saturday night in Buffalo.

Colby Armstrong wristed a shot past Martin Biron 7:27 into the first period to give the Penguins a 1-0 edge. Nils Ekman and Sidney Crosby assisted on the play.

Jocelyn Thibault turned away a quality Buffalo scoring chance 10:00 into the second period. Jaroslav Spacek came out of the penalty box and went on a breakaway. However, Thibault turned aside his shot.

Daniel Briere wristed a shot past Thibault with 5:56 left in the period to knot the game at 1-all. It was a power-play goal.

John LeClair put the Penguins up 2-1 just 1:20 later. From the blue line, LeClair carried the puck into the zone and powered his way to the net and flipped it past Biron. Karl Stewart and Kristopher Letang assisted on the play.

Teppo Numminen intercepted a pass in the Penguins’ zone and slipped the puck past Thibault for a short-handed goal 30 seconds into the third to knot the game at 2-2.

Armstrong netted his second goal of the game with 8:34 left in regulation. He one-timed Ryan Whitney’s cross-ice pass into the net. Crosby earned an assist on the play.

Buffalo evened the score at 3-3 when Maxim Afinogenov netted a short-handed goal.

The contest went to overtime when Mair tallied 2:53 into the extra period.


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