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Roy caps late rally as Sabres edge Penguins

Sep 29, 2007 - 2:40 AM PITTSBURGH (Ticker) -- Derek Roy is hoping to prove he can help fill the shoes of Daniel Briere and Chris Drury.

Roy scored two goals in the third period, including one with 28 seconds remaining to snap a tie and lift the Buffalo Sabres posted a 6-5 preseason victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday.

With Briere and Drury - the team's top two centers - both leaving via free agency over the summer, the Sabres elected to replace them from within. Roy will have the opportunity to center Buffalo's top line, and in this one, he proved worthy.

After Ryan Malone gave Pittsburgh a 4-3 lead with a power-play goal 2 1/2 minutes into the third period, Roy drew Buffalo even at 6:19. Erik Christensen restored the advantage for the Penguins 2:40 later, but Marek Zagrapan knotted the contest at 5-5 with just 3:25 to go.

In the final minute, Roy beat goaltender Dany Sabourin to give the Sabres the edge. The Penguins nearly tied it, but Evgeni Malkin - the 2007 Calder Trophy winner - scored on former Pittsburgh teammate Jocelyn Thibault after time had already expired.

Thomas Vanek and defensemen Brian Campbell and Henrik Tallinder also scored and Roy added a pair of assists for Buffalo.

Reigning Hart and Art Ross Trophy winner Sidney Crosby had two goals and an assist, while Malkin and blue-liner Ryan Whitney each set up two tallies for the Penguins.

The teams conclude their preseason schedules with another meeting in Buffalo on Saturday.








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    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: BUF - THOMAS VANEK 2 (DREW STAFFORD, DEREK ROY) 1:26
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    PIT - (PP) SIDNEY CROSBY 2 (EVGENI MALKIN, COLBY ARMSTRONG)
    15:34
    2ND PRD: PIT - JORDAN STAAL 1 (MAR

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    3RD PRD: BUF - DEREK ROY 5 (UNASSISTED) 19:32

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