It was Prescott’s teammates making it easy for him — the way Elliott was accustomed to doing and counted on doing, and the way most believed couldn’t be done without him, which made Prescott worthless, supposedly “exposing” him.
Knicks: Porzingis had eight rebounds. … Ron Baker, who has fallen down the depth chart at point guard, logged a season-high 31 minutes, giving the Knicks a nice lift as they went with a small lineup down the stretch. The fan favorite scored nine points, including four free throws during 10 minutes of play in the final period.
Schenn scored his 16th goal of the season just 40 seconds into the game to give the Blues a 1-0 lead. It was ninth goal in 18 career games against the Sabres.
Stastny scored his first goal in seven games to make it 2-0 with 3:43 left in the second period. Stastny put home a rebound off a shot by Tarasenko that went wide but caromed off the end boards right to his stick.
“I’ll acknowledge that there were some unfortunate things in that game that we don’t need in our game — by both sides,” Tomlin said. “My job as head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers is to work hard to minimize those things that we’re involved in before they occur, and we do. But they did last night in an instance or two and we’ll make an accounting of that and work hard to make sure that they don’t happen again.
“We have a responsibility to make this game as safe as it possibly can be. … I take that responsibility personally. I think we’ve worked hard to improve in those areas, I think the game is safer than it’s been. That being said, I think we still have room for growth.”