PITTSBURGH 3 – TORONTO 1
Pascal Dupuis (13) scored two third period goals in a 5:08 span, leading the Pittsburgh Penguins (20-8-0, 40 pts) to a 3-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs (15-12-1, 31 pts) at the Air Canada Center, extending their winning streak to seven games.
Trailing 1-0 after two periods, the Penguins rallied in the third period for the second consecutive game.
Dupuis tied the game at 12:42 of the third, taking a beautiful no look pass from Sidney Crosby and beating Ben Scrivens for his 12th goal of the season. Dupuis then struck again buying a wrist shot from the slot past Scrivens for his 13th goal of the season to give the Penguins a 2-1 lead with 2:10 left in regulation.
Craig Adams added an empty net goal for the Penguins to seal the win with 10 seconds left.
Goaltender Marc Andre Fleury made 28 saves to earn his 14th win and improving to 7-3 on the road. Fleury had a strong night and came up with a huge save turning away a Leo Komarov breakaway opportunity late in the third with the game tied at 1-1.
Chris Kunitz had two assists and Sidney Crosby had an assist in the win. Dupuis who earned the games No. 2 star, had 2 goals, 7 shots and a +2 rating on the night. Pascal’s 12 even strength goals are tied for second in the NHL.
Pittsburgh next plays Saturday afternoon vs the New York Rangers.
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