Pittsburgh Ices Toronto 6-5 - Recap
Pittsburgh earned a 6-5 victory over Toronto on Wednesday, but needed a shootout to do it at Consol Energy Centre.
Pittsburgh was favored by -205 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Evgeni Malkin potted the shootout winner for Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh got goals from Evgeni Malkin (2), James Neal, Chris Conner, and Kris Letang in the victory. Conner opened the scoring at 1:57 of the first period.
Jeff Zatkoff turned in an 11-save effort for the Penguins.
James van Riemsdyk (2), Phil Kessel, Tyler Bozak, and Nazem Kadri scored for the Maple Leafs, finding the net behind Jeff Zatkoff.
Jonathan Bernier stopped 43 of 48 shots for the Maple Leafs, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Pittsburgh scored 3 times on 5 chances on the power play, while Toronto went 1-for-3 with the man advantage.
Toronto lost the shots on goal battle to Pittsburgh by a margin of 48-24.
Next game, Pittsburgh takes its act on the road to face Tampa Bay looking for another win. For Toronto, they head on the road to face Buffalo.