Hopefully, Tuesdays game will be a better show. Ty Conklin stopped all 26 shots he faced without standing on his head and Kolby Armstrong scored the only goal against a goalie leading Pittsburgh to a 2-0 win over the Sabres Saturday night in Pittsburgh. The contest is the first of two straight for the teams against each other. On New Years Day, the series finale will be played outdoors at Ralph Wilson Stadium in the NHLs Winter Classic. After a scoreless first period, Sidney Crosby got the Pens on the board 12 seconds into the second. Crosby fed Armstrong on the back post from halfway up on the boards for a tap in goal. Buffalo had chances in the third. Jochen Hecht fed Jason Pominville on the doorstep, but Conklin got a shoulder on it. In the final minute, the Sabres sent a flurry at Conklin. Thomas Vanek took two of those shots back to back at point blank range, albeit a tough angle. The Pens soon cleared and came back two-on-one against an empty net. Evgeni Malkin walked the puck in for the final goal of the night. The two teams will travel to Buffalo Sunday, have a morning skate on New Years Eve and then play the first outdoor professional hockey game in the U.S. on Tuesday. Over 74,000 fans will see the game, making it the largest crowd ever for an NHL game.