PITTSBURGH — James van Riemsdyk scored twice, James Reimer stopped 28 shots and the Toronto Maple Leafs raced past the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 on Wednesday night.
Clarke MacArthur, Mikhail Grabovski and Tyler Bozak also scored for the Maple Leafs. Nikolai Kulemin added three assists as Toronto spoiled Pittsburgh’s home opener.
Sidney Crosby and reigning NHL MVP Evgeni Malkin scored their first goals of the season for Pittsburgh, but the Penguins struggled with Toronto’s speed and failed to play with the kind of discipline that highlighted opening weekend wins over Philadelphia and the New York Rangers.
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 19 shots for the Penguins but Pittsburgh couldn’t get off to its first 3-0 start in 18 years.Copyright © 2014 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.