The Maple Leafs take a short stop in Pittsburgh to take on the Penguins. Two competitive teams looking to make strides in November. Both have recently faced off on Friday night, bringing us fans a great matchup. This rematch tonight should bring even more excitement.
On Friday, the Leafs lost to the Penguins 4-2 in Toronto. Evgeni Malkin was the first star of the game, scoring two points and the opening goal for the Penguins. Both teams combined for 53 shots, with the Leafs taking 30 shots and spending a lot of time on the power play. Pittsburgh remains to be a .500 team with their 6-6-3 hoping to break that trend tonight at home. Meanwhile, the Leafs want to make their way up the Atlantic Division standings with a win tonight.
Players To Watch
For the Leafs, William any lander is the player to watch. With four points in five games, Nylander has been on a roll. Auston Matthews always has the spotlight on him, but Nylander has been a key piece to the success of the Leafs’ offense. His playmaking on the first line allows Mathews to continue scoring.
For the Penguins, Evgeni Malkin is the player to watch. Malkin has reminded us that when he’s healthy, he can be one of the top centers in the league. Even playing behind Sidney Crosby, Malkin has been able to produce at a high rate and be productive.