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Penguins vs. Sabres: Pittsburgh Leads 6-1 After Two Periods

The Penguins followed up a four-goal attack in the first period with two more tallies in the second to take a 6-1 lead against the Sabres on Saturday night at the CONSOL Energy Center.

James Neal notched his 18th goal of the season on the powerplay :53 into the period to put Pittsburgh up 5-1. He was assisted by Evegeni Malkin, now with three points in the game, and Matt Niskanen.

Deryk Engelland then scored his second goal of the season at the 17:54 mark. Pascal Dupuis and Arron Asham assisted on the goal. For Dupuis, the helper was the 300th point of his NHL career.

The Penguins hold a 21-15 lead in the shot department and have now scored on both of their powerplays. They look to be in pretty good shape heading into the final frame.

For more on the Penguins, please visit Pensburgh, SB Nation's Penguins blog. For the perspective from the other side, please visit Die By The Sword, SB Nation's Sabres blog.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.