The Greatest show on ice?
The Toronto Maple Leafs with star power are playing the brand of hockey that makes them must watch TV every night.
Off to a 6-1 start, the Leafs are averaging 4.71 goals/game and are 47% on the power play.
Austin Matthews is lighting up the league with 10 goals and 6 assists in seven games. Puck moving defenseman Morgan Reilly is tied for second in the NHL with 13 points.
That John Tavares guy signing with home-town team is going to work out just fine.
Tavares has 6 goals, 11 points in seven games as the 1-2 combo of Matthews/Tavares down the middle has combined for 16 goals and 27 points thus far this season.
1. Austin Matthews | 16 Pts
2. Morgan Rielly | 13 Pts
3. John Tavares | 11 Pts
4. Mitchell Marner | 11 Pts
5. Kasperi Kapanen | 8 Pts
— With Matthews/Tavares already combining for 16 goals, this matchup tonight for the Penguins starts to put the microscope on Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin having one combined goal through five games.
It’s very, very early, but those two have to start putting the puck in the net.
You look around the league and the top tier group of forwards are putting the puck in the net at a great rate to open the season, a number of the top 10-12 clear cut forwards in the game are at a goal per game pace or better rate right now.
Austin Matthews 10 goals in seven games
Nathan MacKinnon 7 goals in six games
Alex Ovechkin 6 goals in six games
Patrice Bergeron 6 goals in six games
Patrick Kane 5 goals in five games
Connor McDavid 4 goals in 4 games
Time for Crosby and Malkin to get in on the action.
— Matt Murray’s performance will be fascinating to watch tonight. Murray hasn’t played in 12 days and the way the Leafs are putting the puck in the net and how poor defensively the Penguins have been in stretches, you have to wonder if Mike Sullivan is throwing Murray to the wolves by not starting him Tuesday night against a rebuilding Canucks team at home to get a game under Murray’s belt.
Instead Sullivan rolled with Casey DeSmith vs Vancouver, citing DeSmith’s .935 save percentage goaltending he was providing. Maybe Murray shines tonight as he’s made a career of rising to the occasion, but the priority should always be getting Murray’s game back on track than rewarding the backup with an extra start.
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Toronto will start Freddie Andersen.
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Kessel backchecked and won more one-on-one battles last night than he did all last year.
Funny, Sam didn’t see him at all lol
Murray is a fraud
Hey Sam, serious question… do you not smoke?
Rust looked like Tyler Kennedy
… how great was Murray… years from now we will look back at this as the night Murray had 38 saves vs the hottest team out the gate and Crosby remained goalless while Geno had 2
Kadri scored. Not malkin
…. nope… Malkin, not Kadri was credited with the goal. You know who didn’t score? Crosby… ot Letang despite a tap in chance
Malkin has 12 points in 6 games.
Letang did score.
Yeah I was bombed last night LOL I don’t had already forgotten about the inconsequential third goal second empty netter
Letang scored his 100 goal of his career but of course you had turned off your TV by then getting high with your new boy toys weed program
Woooooo Malkin with a pair and Murray got the shutout with Maatta in front of him…. Woooooooo
Sam, serious question: Have you ever thought about coming to Pittsburgh for a game?
My mom no drive their no way
Dude I have my own car thank you. And I would take the plane. To go pens game and stay few nights unlike you only time you go for a drive is when Florida is getting wiped out and you get a ride to FEMA camp other then that you are 24/7 in your basement organizing #BlackCocksMatter
15$ minimum wage protests
while your mom hosting ganggbang events upstairs
Pittsburgh is worth a long weekend. Lot of culture and it’s a pretty cool place.
There is a hotel next to the arena I think a new one then build the time then build consol back then that’s the hotel I would come go to the game and then go around the city. Pittsburgh is a blue color place and I like that the structure the way immigrants built the city has good history. Except for homewood
You wouldn’t be allowed to stay at a hotel in Pittsburgh… unlike Montreal cockroaches are generally seen as pests
Yes I was going to come in 2010 playoffs with my buddies that went but they were all habs fans and me alone pens fan in their section wouldn’t look good
Lol… what a terrible excuse.
With my buddies? Another fraud statement. You have no friends.
Leafs will circle on their calender when they play pens again.
I bet you did too you stupid cuntt
Yes I did it was a exiting game for people that understand the psychology their was in this game. Everything was good there was no bad thing to say about the game would’ve went either way one of those games that for decided on a fluke goal which is normal when you have a perfect chess match from players to goalie to coaches it was good
Murray and Malkin baby wooooooooo
Like Sam said, this was like a playoff game. No wonder Murray got the shutout.
Sam’s from Canada, he wouldn’t recognize playoff hockey.
Or proper english.
Yeah maybe he taught he was in playoffs since he came from injury the way he did 2 playoffs
Here comes 7 consecutive posts by Sam saying how he loves the Pens. Fraud. Sad.
Go back to your turning off your tv
Take your medicine like a man. You once again prove you know nothing about hockey loser.
You’re a joke
Wasn’t you last time turned off his TV when pens down and said see you guys Thursday. Bandwagon
No that was someone from your retard crew.
It was you. I swear to god it was you last year and that’s why I always bring it up. Typical liberal American denying from his lies
Wrong you stupid fcuk. Typical of you.
Incredible game. Exactly what we looked like in 16 and 17. Solid D and Murray playing the way he can. Shut out the highest scoring team in their barn.
He looked great, hopefully this is the tipping point for him!
They played playoff style hockey support their goalie best player shutting down their best player. Next test vs mcdavid
You and your crew don’t understand what you are watching. Loser.
Just watching tva and they just said this game was amazing better then a 7-3 game. It was a real hockey. I guess Sam has no clue. And now tva agreeing with him
Both you and TVA are losers
Yep. Should be easier with them not having an offense as deep, but it at least reminds everyone why we have two cups in the last 3 years.
Pens really shorten their bench in 3rd period
And you rode the short bus when you went to school.
Fraud Murray with the shutout. Let’s hear all the excuses why it was not a legit shutout.
Sully > Babcock
He has more cups. But Sam counts world cups.
So does Kessel for that matter… so he wouldn’t want to coach Kessel? Why would Kessel want to be coached by that overrated loser?
In a game vs a team that was killing it and is coached by the guy sam wants to impregnate his wife Malkin has three points while Murray doesn’t blow the shut out… 38 big saves… GO Penguins. Fuckk you Sam you fucken loser
Sam had Murray benched on his fantasy team. What an idiot!!!
Congrats letang for your 100 goal of your career
What a pass by Geno… if it wasn’t for that pass… wouldn’t matter
Shut up non Pens fan.
Crosby was a big part of this victory of course box score specialists on this board didn’t see this way because Crosby had 0 goals he suckss yet he was the main reason to break Mathews point streak
Go to bed loser.
Continue watching your pee wee hockey. I bet you learned your hockey just like DB. Watching Disney mighty ducks movie
Didn’t I tell you to go to bed puzzy?
True, 3 point from Malkin was inconsequential
Thank you Don Cherry.
Look at all those empty seats
Really assholee few seconds left unlike habs vs penss 11 min left and arena was half empty at ppg
Murray is a fraud…..retard Sam
2 goals and an assist for Geno wooooooo
WHAT A PASS BY MALKIN!
Fantastic pass, and so selfless. Passed up the hat trick
Murray injured yet
No but your streak of being wrong is still intact. Retard.
Murray, Murray, Murray!
Geno did it tho hahahahahahaha
All started with letang intercepting the pass
Geno, Geno, Geno… two goals tonight!!
Kadri scored the goal not the russian
Geno, Geno, Geno, Geno, Geno, Geno, Geno, Geno, Geno, Geno, Geno, Geno,
Sid fucked up the first empty net crack..
Wow chubby look at that donut
Wow. What. A. Read.
Sprong , Simon ice time just went down bench got shorter for the pens
Very good game two teams battle of coaches, goalies and stars shutting down each other. Amazing game. Unless you are npl and have no clue what’s going on
How was Murray?
Was okay but not tested as much as Anderson. But game is closed its a tight game and almost no room for error.
Pens might win on that fluke goal that’s how close the game is
How bout now cumwad?
Did you see that play from sid when he intercept pass towards Mathiew. Does Mathews have a shot yet
When earlier I said said pens so far playing playoff hockey it goes for Mathews too. Full ghost mode
It’s game 6…
This is what Chicago boards must look like, for year we got the scream goal while the celebrated pass interceptions lol. Good thing Malkin can still score
So at what point does Murray have to blow the goose egg for Sam to give him credit?
Told you if you want pens to win they have to score more than the other team.
Told you if you want pens to win or be in game they have to squeeze the play in front of fraud murray and stay away the penalty box and so far they have done that. Good job scum sully and pens so far.
I hear npl turned off his TV already. Not a lot of scoring he is not entertained
Sooooo for the Pens to win, they need to play good defense and stay out of the box? Thanks for that outside the box assessment.
Letang blew the tap in…
The pass touched leafs player
It was on his stick ffs
It touch leaf stick before it gets to him chubbys pass wasn’t clean to tangers stick
Did he get his stick on it yes or no?
Sid suckss so far according to zerotool yet he shut down Matthews. 0 shots so far for auston sid suckss
Hahaha, now he’s Jonathon Toews?
If Crosby was not in line up trust me leafs would scored few goals by now.
I dunno, Murray looks sharp
As long as he doesn’t get a lot of shots like anderson getting he will look good
They need six this period for your amazing predictions to come true… twaat
Had Crosby not screwed up 2 or 3 plays on the PP they probably don’t have to deal with this
He’s not even a PP specialist at this point. What a fucken loser
Ahh you must missed how lazy passes Russian did or how he gave away the puck when he got in leafs zone
Sid literally pissed away a couple passes and got in the way of a couple others lol… who scored tonight again?
Who passed ? 2 Canadians
Hahahahaha… and how many Canadians got almost assists?
Why is Sids 2A important?
You’ve already established they are useless you stupid cuntt
Scum sully buying time
Ya fuck him… he really should be giving your favourite team today a better chance to beat the Pens. Go fuckk yourself loser
Oh I have a new team now ?
Clearly… youre upset your coach played the game successfully to give his guys as much as he could. Boo fucken hoo… idiot
Apparently kessel lost 20lbs this summer that’s what they were saying and he is still lazy
Well I heard he lost the weight porking your mother but league rules say he can’t fuckk her on the ice
Yeah you should cherish it in your gif since it doesnt happen often
What a save Murray! Good thing he’s in net or they’d be losing
Followed up by a glove save on an elite scorer from 15 feet out. Defense needs to tighten up there, though.
He’s actually looking sharp
Relax game hasn’t finished yet
True, he could fuck up a goose egg with minimal time left like MAF did the other night lol
How did look vs tavares
Better than Letang!
Does chubby knows game has started
Kadri is due for a goal he has 0 this season so far
Must be playing the best hockey of the season… not like fraud Matthews who only scores goals
Wow, Duclair scored a beauty tonight, he’s looking not bad this year. Pens missed an opportunity
Yeah I was really hoping we’d take a flyer on him. You can see the offensive ability.
Sam doesnt like him for some reason
Npl likes him for some reason
Yeah a real opportunity to a guy that would end up in ahl by end of the season
2 goals… 2 assists in 6 games so far and game six isn’t over. Kids a first rounder trying to break out, he was added cheap and doing well without a star C… my god you’re so fucken stupid dude
Low risk, high reward move. CLB is benefiting early from him
So far pens playing playoff hockey. Bailing fraud Murray making him look good let’s hope they can do that for the rest of the game
He had some nice saves. Agreed they look a lot better.
Fraud Murray and fraud Malkin are the reason the Pens are winning at the moment. Man you want to fuckk Crosby is still quiet and man you want to fuckk Letang let Tavares burn him like he was a 20 year old while the oldest player in the league shut Tavares down lol
Malkin now with 2… wake up Sid…
I know you are just a boxscore
But Crosby playing his best hockey of this year his been good without the puck and last I checked sid also have a point
All he needed was Rust. #America
Guy has what 4 goals? Are you that fucken dumb?
5 games in, he’s been quiet… best hockey is fucken meaningless here… hope it gets better or the teams fucked!
Maybe chubby has to wake up
Amazing goal any pens member could’ve scored that
Go back to your FEMA camp you moron
I wish Crosby would score any goal
I wish you would watch a full game and not just the box score
Crosby literally hasn’t to date… lol… what a retard
Nice got 4 points. 1 letang one for malkin and 2 points on pp
So you have Geno and Murray on your fantasy team? Lol youre the real fraud.
Was stuck to take Murray all good goalies taken I have fleury and Murray. As for Geno. In my pool you get points on penalties too and Geno is good in that department.
Lucky Murray was there to bail out Letang, got embarrassed by Tavares! #norristrophy
Oldest player in the game did a better job…
Yeah because tavares is your average Joe Blow. Youre such a moron .
Oldest player in the NHL did better dumbfuckk
A Norris level undressing
Rust is a far better option for this line… compliments the line well and adds speed. Allows a more dynamic player to C the third… now let them gel Scum Sully
Matthews > McDavid
Mcdavid the Superior player
Good thing he isn’t in Montreal… they’d fuck him over and he’d end up in Colorado….
McDavid, Mete and Kotkaniemi for Nathan and Barrie.
And yet he cant get his team to the playoffs like Matthews.
When Matthews makes the playoffs he has the same result as mcdavid
Murray injured yet?
Nope, shutting the door
What is the over/under. More Sam posts to total goals scored.
Pens can win this game if they play good in front of fraud Murray and if they stay away from the penalty box which that is a tall order when you have malkin in the lineup
Or if Crosby actually fucken scores… I mean Malkin has twice the production so far. That said your amazing assessment? That’s literally every fucking game for every team re-fucken-tard
I feel like too many people are putting too much emphasis on this game. It’s one game in October. Should be a blast to watch though with all the talent on the ice. 6-5 pens in OT.
Just turn off your TV and come back in April like most pens bandwagon fan base do
Do Montreal fans even know there is meaningful hockey in April?
I’m just looking forward to big points, big day in the draft and avoiding serious smack talk lol
I wonder how many penalties malkin will take tonight
For those that will turn off their TV once pens down 2-0. Just leave it off don’t even bother watching because it will be 2-0 first 5 mins
And for those like npl and tool that loves entertainment well have fun on this ping pong match
Hey D what is this title greatest show on ice. Is it some kind of Disney on ice event for you. It’s embarrassing how fraud Murray will be more exposed and the little so called value that he has will vanish
Hahaha people already getting fined with weed. Just because they have a bit more. Cops barricaded areas. This is it this was the plan government control more the people soon banning guns people wanted pot legal now they will pay the price. People had more freedom when it was illegal now everything will be control .vive le liberal fuckk zeroFool and his boy toy Trudeau
Yes I remember when it was illegal you could openly smoke in theatres and shit… you’re impossibly stupid lol
If pens lose its because Murray hasn’t played .
As I said in the previous article. Pens might need 7 for fraud Murray
No one fucken cares about anything you have to say anyway sooooo fuckk the fuckk off
I have Murray in my yahoo fantasy hockey I will make him healthy scratched today I don’t want to ruin Goalie stats
Kappanen vs kessel
Tonight’s game would’ve.been even better if DB was behind them bench. Then it would’ve been 100% pond hockey
where’s Sam at? Did he get vanned?
That’s zerotools favourite movie creep van
Lol, no idea it was a thing until you obsessed over it last year weirdo
Montreal has the greatest dope
His name is Sam.
Florida has the greatest FEMA camps
The way these two teams are playing specifically the Pens inability to commit to a defensive game… this has the potential to be a barn burner. Toronto is as run and gun as it gets… 7 – 6 final is not out of the question. Should be fun to watch I just hope the Pens can take a step and come out on the W side here
Crosby, Kessel, Letang… Matthews, Marleau, Reilly, Andersen…So Pens take it ot OT so I get the point from Andersen but these names do all the scoring. DO IT! do it!
kapanen would be in the same situation as daniel sprong if he stayed in pgh. he’d be playing on the 4th line.
Kapanen played on the 4th line last year, rendering your point moot. As of course is tradition.
Sprong was not managed well by the Pens organization from the get go. Either his self esteem is completely gone or he is not an NHL level player.
bingo. Sullivan doesn’t know how to deal with 1 dimensional players…..if Kessel wasn’t a proven superstar, he’d be on the 4th line too.
He was on 3rd line at a point reason his not treated like sprong it’s because his salary