Leafs hang on to edge the pesky Pens

The Leafs went in to Pittsburgh Saturday evening and came out with a hard-fought 2 points, winning by a score of 4-3.

Early on, Toronto walked out of the first with a 3-0 lead, completely owning the Pens.  They chased starting netminder Tristan Jarry out of the net, with Casey Deesmith starting the second period.

Pittsburgh’s experienced lineup started to show up in the second period, and then completely owned the Leafs in the third.  The puck spent most of that third in the Toronto end.

A win is a win, and the Leafs held off the onslaught to narrowly escape with the 2 points.

Scoring for the Leafs was Brown, JVR, and Bozak with a pair.  Marner had a solid game, picking up a pair of assists.  Andersen went the distance facing 36 shots.

Of Note:

  • McElhinney will start for the Leafs in the Sunday home game against Edmonton.
  • The win was Andersen’s 50th as a Leaf.
  • Toronto is now 10-5-1 on the road.
  • This was only the second time in Matthew’s young career that he did not register a shot on net.