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The Pittsburgh Penguins hung an eight-spot on the Buffalo Sabres and feel-good story Michael Houser in Buffalo’s goal but that’s only part of the story. While Jeff Carter filled the net for his first career four-goal game, and Sidney Crosby and Kasperi Kapanen also scored, so too did the Buffalo Sabres in the Penguins 8-4 win at PPG Paints Arena.

The Penguins did a lot right. At times in the second period, they graced the ice like the Soviet Red Army or a Russian Ballet.

Eight goals and poor Houser didn’t allow any cheapies, either. That says a lot.

Buffalo scored four goals, which brings the total allowed in the last three games to 14. The Penguins have a stated goal to feel good about their game by the end of the regular season. So–how about it Kris Letang?

“I think the second game in Philly was a good game. We put a lot of pressure on them. And I think we played the type of game that we need to bring every night,” Letang said. “As far as tonight, we scored a lot of goals. I think it was a little loose out there, at a certain point when you play those types of games, sometimes it goes that way.”

To the breakdown and Pittsburgh Penguins report card we go!

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