Making his first start since Feb. 21, Casey DeSmith made 26 saves to record his third shutout of the season and lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-0 victory over the Buffalo Sabres.
The Penguins, who have won three in a row, kept pace with the top teams in the Metropolitan Division, staying four points behind first-place Washington and two points behind the second-place Islanders with 11 games to go.
They moved six points ahead of Montreal and Columbus, who are tied for the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Phil Kessel, Patric Hornqvist, Brian Dumoulin, Nick Bjugstad and Jake Guentzel scored for the Pens.
The Pittsburgh Penguins host the St. Louis Blues Saturday afternoon. Face-off is 1pm. WISR pre-game is 12:30pm. The Pens will host the Philadelphia Flyers Sunday night. Face-off is 7:30pm. WISR pregame is 7pm.