Toronto 4, Pittsburgh 3

Saturday, October 29, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 8-3-1-1 4-1-1-0 4-2-0-1 L1
Toronto 7-2-1-0 5-0-1-0 2-2-0-0 W2


Phil Kessel continued his hot play on home ice with a goal and an assist as the Toronto Maple Leafs shaded the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 Saturday night.

Kessel's game winner midway through the third period was his league-best 10th of the campaign, and the two-point performance gives him 14 (eight goals, six assists) in just six home games this season.

With the teams even 2-2 through 40 minutes, a great individual effort from Dion Phaneuf led to the go-ahead goal for Toronto. Phaneuf had two chances to score - the second of which hit the post - before Clarke MacArthur banged home the loose puck at 3:08 of the third.

Some undisciplined play by Toronto led to a lengthy two-man advantage for Pittsburgh, and Evgeni Malkin made the Maple Leafs pay at 7:59 with a laser past netminder Jonas Gustavsson from the top of the circles.

Kessel's tally on a one-touch pass from Tim Connolly put the Maple Leafs back in front at 10:08, and Toronto held on from there to improve to 5-0-1 at home on the season.

Mikhail Grabovski and Connolly, with his first as a Maple Leaf, added goals for Toronto.

Matt Cooke and Chris Kunitz countered for the Penguins.

Top Game Performances

Pittsburgh   Toronto
Evgeni Malkin 2 Points Tim Connolly 2
Evgeni Malkin 1 Goals Tim Connolly 1
Kris Letang 2 Assists Dion Phaneuf 2
Evgeni Malkin 1 Power Play Goals Tim Connolly 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Brent Johnson .862 Save Percentage Jonas Gustavsson .919
Brent Johnson 25 Saves Jonas Gustavsson 34

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Pittsburgh 37 3 2-4 0-2 6 26
Toronto 29 4 2-2 2-4 10 30

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play its next game on the road against Ottawa. The Maple Leafs have a W/L % of .500 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play its next game on the road against San Jose. The Penguins have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .600 after a loss.
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