Final SO

Series (Game 1 of 3)

Buffalo leads 3-0

Game 1: Saturday, September 23rd
Sabres3Final
SO
Penguins2
Game 2: Friday, September 29th
Sabres4Final
OT
Penguins3
Game 3: Saturday, September 30th
Penguins2Final
Sabres4

Sabres 3

(3-1-0, 6 pts)

Penguins 2

(1-1-2, 4 pts)

7:30 PM ET, September 23, 2006

Copps Coliseum

1 2 3 SO T
BUF 1 0 1 13
PIT 2 0 0 02

Top Skaters

Buffalo 3, Pittsburgh 2 (SO)

HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) -- Clarke MacArthur scored in the 11th round of a shootout to give the Buffalo Sabres a 3-2 preseason victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.

Pittsburgh star Sidney Crosby scored in the second round of the shootout, but Buffalo's Thomas Vanek tied it in the third round. On Friday night in Ottawa, Vanek scored three goals in the Sabres' 4-3 win over the Senators.

Crosby had two assists to help Pittsburgh (1-1-2) take a 2-0 lead in the first period. Niks Ekman opened the scoring midway through the period and Kristopher Letang adding a power-play goal with 30 seconds left.

Henrik Tallinder had a second-period goal for Buffalo (3-1-0) and Jason Pominville tied it at 2 in the third.

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