'Whatever rest Lemieux got last night looked like it might be awfully fitful after Alexei Zhitnik gave the Sabres a 1-0 lead with a five-on-three power play goal at 4:52 of the first period. The Penguins, after all, were averaging just two goals per game, and Buffalo can be awfully stingy. But the Penguins finished the period with a 16-9 edge in shots and adjourned to the locker room reasonably confident in their chances of winning.'
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