Exactly three weeks after they snapped the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 15-game winning streak, the Buffalo Sabres (20-21-6) ended a new Pens streak at seven victories with a 4-2 win in Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.
A debated goal by Buffalo’s Steve Ott with 2:34 left in the game broke a 2-2 tie. Thomas Vanek added two goals, including an empty-netter, for the Sabres. Jochen Hecht also scored for Buffalo. Ryan Miller (16-17-5) stopped 40 of 42 shots for the win.
The Penguins (35-11) claimed that the Ott goal should be disallowed due to high-sticking. A video review upheld the go-ahead score. Earlier in the game, an apparent score by the Sabres’ Andrej Sekera was negated through an interference call.
Chris Kunitz and Jarome Iginla scored the goals for Pittsburgh. The Penguins were once again playing with last year’s MVP, Evgeni Malkin, who had missed the last five games with concussion and shoulder issues.
Marc-Andre Fleury (22-7) took the loss after stopping 20 of 32 shots.