Toronto 5, Pittsburgh 2

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 2-1-0-0 0-1-0-0 2-0-0-0 W1
Pittsburgh 2-1-0-0 0-1-0-0 2-0-0-0 L1


Maple Leafs 5, Penguins 2: James van Riemsdyk scored twice and added an assist as Toronto spoiled Pittsburgh's home opener.

Clarke MacArthur and Mikhail Grabovski each had a goal and an assist and Tyler Bozak also scored as the Maple Leafs snapped a three-game losing streak at Consol Energy Center.

James Reimer, who was making his first start of the season, turned aside 28 shots and Nikolai Kulemin collected three assists as Toronto erased a 1-0 deficit with three second-period goals.

Captain Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist and reigning Hart Trophy winner Evgeni Malkin also scored for Pittsburgh, which had piled up nine goals in winning its first two games against Philadelphia and the New York Rangers.

Van Riemsdyk, who was acquired from Philadelphia in the offseason, batted in his own rebound for a 2-1 lead before Crosby answered 29 seconds later with his first goal. Van Riemsdyk put the Leafs ahead to stay at 14:34 of the second, intercepting a pass by Malkin and beating Marc-Andre Fleury (19 saves) to the glove side.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Maple Leafs LW Joffrey Lupul was knocked out of the game with a fractured forearm. Lupul was hit on the right arm by a slap shot by teammate Dion Phaneuf at the same time that Pittsburgh D Brooks Orpik hacked at him. ... Crosby scored in his fifth straight home game against Toronto to give him 18 tallies in 23 contests versus the Leafs. ... The first goal by van Riemsdyk was the 100th point of his career, while MacArthur's tally extended his points streak against Pittsburgh to seven games.

Top Game Performances

Toronto   Pittsburgh
James Van Riemsdyk 3 Points Sidney Crosby 2
James Van Riemsdyk 2 Goals Sidney Crosby 1
Nikolay Kulemin 3 Assists Sidney Crosby 1
Tyler Bozak 1 Power Play Goals Evgeni Malkin 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
James Reimer .933 Save Percentage Marc-Andre Fleury .792
James Reimer 28 Saves Marc-Andre Fleury 19

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Toronto 24 5 1-8 4-5 15 34
Pittsburgh 30 2 1-5 7-8 31 35

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play its next game on the road against Winnipeg. The Penguins have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play its next game at home against NY Islanders. The Maple Leafs have a W/L % of .000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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