Carter scores career-high 4 goals, Penguins blast Sabres 8-4


The Penguins topped the Sabres, 8-4 on Thursday night

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Jeff Carter (77) skates during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres in Pittsburgh, Thursday, May 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Jeff Carter scored a career-high four goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins moved back into first place in the crowded East Division with an 8-4 victory over Buffalo.

Jared McCann had a goal and two assists for Pittsburgh.

Brian Dumoulin, Sidney Crosby and Kasperi Kapanen also scored for the Penguins.

Pittsburgh moved two points ahead of Washington for the top spot in the East.

The Capitals, however, have three games remaining. The Penguins have just one, their regular-season finale against the Sabres.

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