Penguins vs Maple Leafs | On Friday night, the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 thanks to goals from Brock McGinn and Jake Guentzel in the third period.
Pittsburgh, has now won two straight games after a seven-game losing streak. Was led by Evgeni Malkin. Who scored a goal and added an assist. Casey DeSmith recorded 28 saves. While Jason Zucker also scored.
In its second consecutive defeat. Toronto got goals from William Nylander and Zach Aston-Reese. 19 saves were made by Erik Kallgren.
Before the game began, the members of this year’s Hockey Hall of Fame class were recognised. Including Herb Carnegie. Roberto Luongo. Daniel Alfredsson and Daniel Sedin.
With less than two minutes remaining in regulation, the Maple Leafs removed their goalkeeper, but Guentzel scored an empty-net goal with 12.1 seconds left.
Sheldon Keefe, the coach of Toronto, referred to the third period as “a clinic by the Pittsburgh Penguins in terms of how they guarded.” We spent a lot of time on the wall but were unable to get past it.
“That’s truly what makes the game different.”
who spent parts of five seasons playing for Pittsburgh, smacked a rebound past DeSmith to give Toronto the lead 13:49 into the game. It was his second of the year.
Aston-Reese remarked of running into old teammates. “It’s simply weird.” “A little like taking your ex-girlfriend out to supper.”
After Auston Matthews failed to clear the defensive zone. Malkin scored for his sixth goal, preventing the Leafs from taking that advantage into the first intermission.
T.J. was injured by Toronto defenceman Chad Ruhwedel’s point shot. Malkin scored the equaliser into a clear net after Brodie went in ahead. In 41 games versus Toronto, Malkin, who also committed two penalties in the first period, has 67 career points (24 goals, 43 assists).
During a moving pregame ceremony honoring this year’s Hall of Fame inductees, the legendary Leafs player Borje Salming received a thunderous standing ovation.
The former defenseman was surrounded by Darryl Sittler and Mats Sundin, two other legendary members of the franchise, when he received his diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, in the summer.