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Maple Leafs slip past Pens 4-3

Sep 19, 2009 - 2:25 AM PITTSBURGH(AP) -- Jason Blake played a part in two of four power-play goals scored by Toronto in the second period and the Maple Leafs downed the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 in an exhibition game Friday night.

Blake scored, then assisted on defenseman Ian White's goal to erase a 2-0 deficit. John Mitchell scored midway through the second to put Toronto (2-1) ahead and defenseman Juraj Mikus then capped the scoring.

Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin needed less than 20 minutes to pick up where he left off last season. Malkin, the NHL's leading scorer in the regular season and Stanley Cup playoffs, deflected a shot from Matt Cooke past James Reimer at 13:24 of the opening period. Cooke's goal at 6:43 opened the scoring for Pittsburgh (1-1).

Defenseman Brooks Orpik added a power-play goal for Pittsburgh in the third period.

The Penguins were without several regulars, including centers Sidney Crosby and Jordan Staal, and defenseman Sergei Gonchar. Toronto played minus its top four defensemen in free-agent acquisitions Mike Komisarek and Francois Beauchemin, veteran Tomas Kaberle and 2008 first-round pick Luke Schenn.

Pittsburgh carried a 2-0 lead into the second period, but right wing Craig Adams was penalized 5 minutes for elbowing and the Maple Leafs capitalized.

Blake scored their first goal at 2:41, stuffing a puck past goalie Brent Johnson, who signed with the Penguins over the summer to back up starter Marc-Andre Fleury. Blake assisted on White's goal at 4:45. After a penalty to Pittsburgh defenseman Ben Lovejoy, Toronto's Mitchell scored at 7:32 for a 3-2 lead. Mikus scored an unassisted power-play goal with 1:34 remaining in the period.

Mitchell assisted on White's goal, and Maple Leafs center Jason Allison recorded assists on the goals by Blake and Mitchell.






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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    TORONTO 0 4 0 4
    PITTSBURGH 2 0 1 3 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PIT - MATT COOKE 1 (ALEX GOLIGOSKI, KRIS LETANG) 6:43
    PIT - EVGENI MALKIN 1 (MATT COOKE, BEN LOVEJOY) 13:24
    2ND PRD: TOR - (PP) JASON BLAKE 1 (CARL GUNNARSSON, JASON ALLISON)
    2:41
    TOR - (PP) IAN WHITE 1 (JOHN MITCHELL,

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    PITTSBURGH 3 FINAL

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    Toronto
    0 4 0 --4
    Pittsburgh 2 0 1 --3
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    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Pittsburgh, Matt Cooke 1 (Alex Goligoski,
    Kristopher Letang), 06:43. 2, Pittsburgh, Evgeni Malkin 1 (Matt Cooke,
    Ben Lovejoy), 13:24. Penalties: A Rogers, Tor (delay of game), 1:50;
    J Finger, Tor (tripping), 4:39;

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    Toronto
    0 4 0 --4
    Pittsburgh 2 0 1 --3
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    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Pittsburgh, Matt Cooke 1 (Alex Goligoski,
    Kristopher Letang), 06:43. 2, Pittsburgh, Evgeni Malkin 1 (Matt Cooke,
    Ben Lovejoy), 13:24. Penalties: A Rogers, Tor (delay of game), 1:50;
    J Finger, Tor (tripping), 4:39;

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    Toronto
    0 4 --4
    Pittsburgh 2 0 --2
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    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Pittsburgh, Matt Cooke 1 (Alex Goligoski,
    Kristopher Letang), 06:43. 2, Pittsburgh, Evgeni Malkin 1 (Matt Cooke,
    Ben Lovejoy), 13:24. Penalties: A Rogers, Tor (delay of game), 1:50;
    J Finger, Tor (tripping), 4:39; A Rogers, Tor (elbo

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    TORONTO 4
    PITTSBURGH 2 02:34 LEFT, 2ND PRD

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    TORONTO 3
    PITTSBURGH 2 12:28 LEFT, 2ND PRD

    Maple Leafs 3, Penguins 2  2nd - 12:28Sep 18 8:46 PM


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    PITTSBURGH 2 15:15 LEFT, 2ND PRD

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    PITTSBURGH 2 17:05 LEFT, 2ND PRD

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    Toronto
    0 --0
    Pittsburgh 2 --2
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    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Pittsburgh, Matt Cooke 1 (Alex Goligoski,
    Kristopher Letang), 06:43. 2, Pittsburgh, Evgeni Malkin 1 (Matt Cooke,
    Tyler Kennedy), 13:24. Penalties: A Rogers, Tor (delay of game),
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    PITTSBURGH 2 07:36 LEFT, 1ST PRD

    Maple Leafs 0, Penguins 2  1st - 7:36Sep 18 8:01 PM


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    TORONTO 0
    PITTSBURGH 1 13:17 LEFT, 1ST PRD

    Maple Leafs 0, Penguins 1  1st - 13:17Sep 18 7:50 PM