PITTSBURGH — 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 on Thursday night.
Jared McCann had a goal and two assists for Pittsburgh in the home win. 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 in the regular season.
The Penguins have just one, their regular-season finale against the Sabres, which is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Saturday.