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Buffalo Sabres (15-34-7)


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@ Bos 
L 2-6
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vs. NYI 
W 4-2
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vs. NYI 
4-3
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@ Pit 
L 4-8
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@ Pit 
L 0-1
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Carter, Lagace help Penguins beat Sabres, clinch 1st in East

PITTSBURGH (AP) Jeff Carter scored and Maxime Lagace stopped 29 shots for his first career shutout as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Buffalo Sabres 1-0 on Saturday.

Lagace, making his first start in more than two years, got his seventh career win, and helped Pittsburgh clinch first place in the East Division when Washington needed overtime to beat Philadelphia. The Penguins were without Tristan Jarry and Casey DeSmith, their top two goaltenders, for the regular season finale.

"Probably, what I'll remember most is when the buzzer sounded," Lagace said. "It was such a relief. Within the last four minutes, I'd say I started to think about the shutout. It was creeping into my head a little bit and I wanted it so bad."

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Leaders
Points: S. Reinhart40
Plus/Minus: S. Fogarty2
Shots on Goal: S. Reinhart130
PIM: R. Ristolainen36
Win: L. Ullmark9
Shutouts: None 
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 134 (26)
Shots: 1592 (19)
PP%: 21.0% (12)
Penalty Minutes: 342 (31)
Assists: 218 (28)
SH Goals: 5 (9)
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 196 (1)
Shots Against: 1889 (1)
PK%: 77.7% (23)
Penalty Minutes: 338 (31)
Shutouts: 0 (30)
Sv%: 0.896 (27)
Injuries
Date Player Status
5/5 C. Eakin Undisclosed injury (day-to-day)
5/4 W. Borgen Undisclosed injury (day-to-day)
5/3 D. Tokarski Personal reasons (day-to-day)
5/1 U. Luukkonen Undisclosed injury - left game (day-to-day)
4/15 K. Okposo Face - left game (day-to-day)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
5/6 B. Murray Called up from minors from taxi squad
5/6 J. Dea Designated for assignment Taxi squad
5/4 B. Murray Designated for assignment Taxi squad
5/3 M. Houser Called up from minors from taxi squad
5/3 C. Smith Designated for assignment Taxi squad
5/3 J. Dea Sent to minors Rochester-AHL
5/3 S. Lekkas Signed as Free Agent Professional tryout contract
5/1 U. Luukkonen Called up from minors from taxi squad
4/30 U. Luukkonen Designated for assignment Taxi squad
4/29 U. Luukkonen Called up from minors from taxi squad
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