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April 23, 2013

Vanek Attack

Visiting Sabres power past the Penguins, 4-2

(Continued)

PITTSBURGH —

The momentum lasted all of 20 seconds, or as long as Kunitz needed to take a pass from Brandon Sutter then wrist a shot off Miller's glove and into the net to tie the score.
Buffalo appeared to go up 2-1 just over six minutes into the second but the referee waved off Andrej Sekera's goal after ruling Vanek interfered with Fleury. Vanek nearly got his revenge at the end of his penalty, streaking out of the box for a breakaway on Fleury only to see the goaltender get a piece of the puck with his glove to send it out of harm's way.
The Sabres did pull ahead when Hecht beat Fleury with a shot from just inside the left faceoff dot 6:11 into the third. The Penguins, with nothing to play for other than an outside chance of catching the Blackhawks for the league's best record, appeared ready to end a three-game in four-day stretch until Letang found Iginla standing by himself at the top of the left circle. Iginla responded with a slap shot that powered its way by Miller for Iginla's fifth goal with Pittsburgh since coming over in a trade from Calgary last month.
NOTES: Crosby, defenseman Paul Martin (upper body injury) and forward James Neal (concussion) all skated on Tuesday, though there remains no timetable for their return. Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma indicated earlier in the week Martin could be back before the end of the regular season on Saturday ... Pittsburgh plays in New Jersey on Thursday ... Buffalo ends the season at home against the New York Islanders on Friday.
 

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