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Fleury, Dupuis lead Penguins to win over Sabres

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Marc-Andre Fleury made 30 saves and Pascal Dupuis scored in the first period to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 1-0 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night.

Fleury recorded his 17th NHL shutout and first of the season.

Dupuis scored with 4:56 left in the period. Sidney Crosby stole the puck from Luke Adam in the right corner and fed Dupuis, who one-timed a shot past goalie Jhonas Enroth.

Pittsburgh has won four straight and has earned at least one point in seven consecutive contests.

Crosby extended his point streak to 10 games, his longest stretch since a 12-game run in the final month of the 2008-09 season. He has a point streak of at least 10 games in five of his six NHL seasons.

Fleury, who last recorded a shutout March 18 at Boston, is 6-0-1 in his last seven starts since getting pulled after just seven minutes Nov. 6 against Phoenix. His save percentage is .934 and goals against average just 1.82 during that stretch.

Dupuis was active all night, with six shots on goal. The goal was his sixth of the season. Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang--who played a team-high 26 minutes--also registered half a dozen shots for the Penguins.

Enroth made 28 saves in place of Ryan Miller, who is still sidelined by a groin injury.

The depleted Sabres also played without centers Tim Connolly and Rob Niedermayer. Connolly left Monday's practice with a groin injury. Niedermayer is out following arthroscopic knee surgery.

Buffalo has dropped three of four after a 4-0-1 run. The Sabres are 3-8-1 at home.

Adam and Colin Stuart were recalled from Portland of the AHL along with Enroth. Stuart had several quality scoring chances in the second period.

Buffalo had back-to-back power plays early in the third period and fired six shots on Fleury, who stopped them all. The Sabres went 0 for 3 on the power play. Pittsburgh has killed off 40 of 42 penalties in November, including the last 20.

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