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Penguins fall to Leafs 4-3 in pre-season play

Pension Plan Puppets for the Leafs perspective.

I saw only highlights but that's all I'd need to see.

Pittsburgh's penalty kill cost them this one as Toronto was able to turn things around quickly with three straight PP goals after Craig Adams took a major penalty for elbowing.  Rest assured those goals were also scored on Brent Johnson and not Marc-Andre Fleury, for what it's worth.

The Pens did manage to hold Toronto to only 17 shots, but after Johnson stopped only five of eight shots that's really all the Leafs needed.  Momentum was in their pocket.

Canadiens on Monday.  7:30.

Quick hits after the jump.

  • Matt Cooke finished with two points, 1G and 1A
  • Malkin popped the second one of the game to make it 2-0 before the Pens gave away four straight to Toronto.
  • Goligoski and Letang had an assist each on Cooke's opening goal.  May be a glimpse into the blue line's future
  • Brooks Orpik scored?  Sorry, didn't mean for that to be a question.  Yes, Orpik scored.
  • Big difference in each team's PP.  Toronto: 4-for-8.  Pittsburgh: 1-for-8.  Not cool.
  • At least Paul Bissonette showed he's in fighting form again.