Tonight, the Pittsburgh Penguins are on the road in Toronto trying to continue their three game winning streak. Before I get to the game, I would like to wish Ryan Malone a Happy Birthday. The Pens have been playing well, as of late. They easily defeated the Stars Friday night and dazzled in the offensive zone. Their defensive play has improved greatly with everyone chipping in and Fleury has seemed to get back into his form from last season. He has also changed back to his old helmet and chest protector and in a recent interview he said it was because he was more comfortable in them. However, Sabourin was announced as tonight’s starter.
Just under four minutes into the first period, Bell scored to make it 1-0 Leafs. Just under a minute later Petr Sykora took a penalty for tripping to put the Leafs on the power play.
In the second period, the Leafs made it 2-0 with a goal by Jason Blake. Not quite half way through the period Crosby took a nasty spill after being tripped. It is not often one sees number 87 wince, he is obviously in a bit of pain. Then, Antropov scored tot make it 3-0.
In the third period, the birthday boy, himself, Ryan Malone, got the Pens’ their first goal on this night. Then few minuets later, Christensen made it 3-2, with 2:05 left in the third. With just under a minute left Ponikarovsky scored to make it 4-2 leafs.
Final Score Leafs 4 Pens 2
This ends the Pens 3 game winning streak. The Pens are back in action Monday night at the Igloo.