Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Kunitz tallied two goals and an assist and Marc-Andre Fleury made 18 saves as the Pittsburgh Penguins shut out the Buffalo Sabres, 5-0, on Saturday.
Evgeni Malkin finished with a goal and two assists, Blake Comeau and Patric Hornqvist also scored and Sidney Crosby supplied three assists for Pittsburgh, which cruised to its fourth straight victory.
"As a team, I think we've been pretty solid and not giving up much," said Fleury.
Jhonas Enroth stopped 29-of-34 shots for the Sabres, who fell to 0-5-1 at home this season.
"It's a consistency problem," Sabres defenseman Mike Weber said. "It's a continued frustration from years previous that for whatever reason we can't get out of our game."
Kunitz knocked home a rebound to open the scoring for Pittsburgh 4:26 into the game.
The Penguins added to their lead with 8:06 remaining in the second period. Malkin dished the puck to Comeau, who drifted across the slot and sniped a shot over Enroth's glove for a 2-0 advantage.
After Buffalo was assessed a bench minor for too many men on the ice, Pittsburgh made it a 3-0 game off a tic-tac-toe passing play. Malkin sent a pass from the right circle down low to Kunitz. Hornqvist accepted a quick pass to cap off the play with a one-timer in tight.
The Penguins scored twice on the power play during the third.
Kunitz tipped in Letang's blast from the point on the power play 2:33 into the frame and Malkin ripped a shot past Enroth with 6:49 remaining to account for the final score.
Pittsburgh won its fourth straight game against Buffalo, outscoring the Sabres 16-2 in that span ... Fraser registered his first career multi-point game ... Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta played in his last game before he will undergo surgery next week to remove a tumor from his neck ... Crosby extended his point streak against Buffalo to 18 games and tied Martin Straka for 10th place on the team's all-time games played list with 560 ... Buffalo has scored just four goals in its last five games.