wednesDAY'S HIGHLIGHTS

Penguins 5, Sabres 1: Sidney Crosby scored a highlight-reel goal and added an assist, leading Pittsburgh over Buffalo in a pre-Olympic tuneup against U.S. goalie Ryan Miller. Evgeni Malkin, James Neal, Brian Gibbons and minor league call-up Harry Zolnierczyk also scored for Eastern Conference-leading Pittsburgh. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 24 shots, and the Penguins (40-15-2) set a franchise record by reaching 40 wins in 57 games. Miller finished with 29 saves. Buffalo dropped to 4-9-4 in its past 17 and winless in its last eight home games (0-5-3).

Blackhawks 2, Ducks 0: Corey Crawford made 29 saves in his first shutout of the season, and Chicago pulled within one point of Anaheim for the overall NHL lead with a victory over the Ducks. Anaheim has lost four of its past seven home games after starting the season 20-0-2 at Honda Center.

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