Toronto Maple Leafs (17-14-3) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (23-10-1)
Root Sports, NHLN-US, SNET-O, RDS- 7:00 pm/et
Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA
Apparently, the Pittsburgh Penguins are going to play the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight, but we don't see very many Pittsburgh Penguins in the line-up, so we're not exactly sure what's going on here. There must be an error somewhere. Why is the AHL playing a game at the Consol Energy Center?
The last time these two teams played each other, this happened:
STATS, INFO & NOTES:
Penguins: Sidney Crosby (18G, 28A: 46P)
Maple Leafs: Phil Kessel (17G, 15A: 32P)
Penguins: Marc-Andre Fleury (18-8-1, 2.01 GAA, .924 Sv%)
Maple Leafs: Jonathan Bernier (10-10-2, 2.55 GAA, .925 Sv%)
Penguins: Defeated Detroit Red Wings 4-1.
Maple Leafs: Defeated Chicago Blackhawks 7-3.
Line Combinations: [Notes and Lines]
Anyways, Carlyle iced a fun lineup, the Leafs won a great game against a tough opponent, and 24/7 aired for countries that weren't getting shafted by Sportsnet. It was a great night for the Leafs. Next up, the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night – the first half of a back-to-back. Go Leafs go!
What Happened Last Time: November 27, 2013 – Pens won 6-5 [SO]. [Our Recap]
This game quickly went from "Pens may need to trade some players or something" to "Jesus, what a hockey game."
The Penguins were down 4-1 and 5-3, but they stormed back each time. In fact, in the midst of the third-period storming, the Penguins held the Leafs without a shot.
The Penguins made a ton of mistakes. A ton. But when you have 71 and 87 on the ice, they can mask everything.
Crosby got the Pens all charged up after he tussled with Phaneuf. Then Malkin went nuts in the third period, setting up one goal and scoring another. Two more points banked, probably more problems to ignore. Welcome to Penguins hockey.
Penguins Player(s) to Watch: Philip Samuelsson, because it's his first NHL game.
Maple Leafs Player(s) to Watch: Dion Phaneuf, because we want to know what he wore to the rink.
Gif that Seems Appropriate for Today's Game: