As much as I hate to point it out, the Sabres continued what may be their most glaring fault over the first fifteen games of the 2023-24 season—the inability to earn back-to-back wins more than once.
However, that is only one way to look at their record. Since the start of November, they’ve earned a record of 3-2-1. As inconsistent as it’s been, getting as many points now while growing as a team is a solid plan as any.
Pittsburgh’s most significant signing this past offseason was All-Star defenseman Erik Karlsson. He led all scorers with two goals in the third period. Evgeni Malkin finished with a goal and an assist, but goaltender Tristan Jarry was the game’s first star. He stopped all 35 shots he faced to earn his third shutout of the season and 16th of his career.
With the win, the Pens continued the winning streak to four games.
The Sabres will attempt to succeed on home ice on Tuesday at 7 p.m. against the Boston Bruins.