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Special teams shine as Penguins edge Maple Leafs

Sep 25, 2008 - 2:29 AM PITTSBURGH (Ticker) -- Petr Sykora and Ruslan Fedotenko scored power-play goals in the first period and Evgeni Malkin added a shorthanded tally in the second as the Pittsburgh Penguins held on for a 3-2 preseason victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday.

Dany Sabourin made 28 saves for Pittsburgh, which will visit Toronto for another exhibition contest on Friday.

En route to making the Stanley Cup Finals last season, the Penguins had the fourth-best power play in the league. They showed they still are capable of capitalizing with the man-advantage despite the absences of center Sidney Crosby (groin) and defenseman Sergei Gonchar, who is out indefinitely with a dislocated shoulder.

Sykora scored his third goal of the preseason 2:05 into the game and Fedotenko tallied with 12:08 remaining in the opening period as Pittsburgh scored on two of its first three power-play opportunities.

Malkin, who finished second in the league in scoring with 106 points last season, netted a shorthanded goal 70 seconds into the second period to give the Penguins a 3-0 lead.

The Maple Leafs got on the board with 4:38 left to play in the contest, when Alexei Ponikarovsky scored a power-play goal. Mikhail Grabovski tallied with 11 seconds remaining to provide the game's final margin.

Justin Pogge turned aside 18 shots for Toronto.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TORONTO 0 0 2 2
    PITTSBURGH 2 1 0 3 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PIT - (PP) PETR SYKORA 3 (MIROSLAV SATAN, EVGENI MALKIN)
    2:05
    PIT - (PP) RUSLAN FEDOTENKO 1 (UNASSISTED) 7:52
    2ND PRD: PIT - (SH) EVGENI MALKIN 1 (JORDAN STAAL) 1:10
    3RD PRD: TOR - (PP) ALEXEI PONIKAROVSKY 1 (JOSEF B

    Sep 24 10:05 PM


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    TORONTO 2
    PITTSBURGH 3
    3RD PRD: TOR - MIKHAIL GRABOVSKI 1 (NIKOLAI KULEMIN, JASON BLAKE)
    19:49

    Maple Leafs 2, Penguins 3  3rd - 0:11Sep 24 10:02 PM
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    Maple Leafs 2, Penguins 3  3rd - 0:11Sep 24 10:02 PM


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    TORONTO 1
    PITTSBURGH 3
    3RD PRD: TOR - (PP) ALEXEI PONIKAROVSKY 1 (JOSEF BOUMEDIENNE, MIKE VAN
    RYN) 15:22

    Maple Leafs 1, Penguins 3  3rd - 4:38Sep 24 9:56 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TORONTO 0 0 0
    PITTSBURGH 2 1 3 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PIT - (PP) PETR SYKORA 3 (MIROSLAV SATAN, EVGENI MALKIN)
    2:05
    PIT - (PP) RUSLAN FEDOTENKO 1 (UNASSISTED) 7:52
    2ND PRD: PIT - (SH) EVGENI MALKIN 1 (JORDAN STAAL) 1:10
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD

    Sep 24 9:08 PM
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    Maple Leafs 0, Penguins 3  2nd - 4:30Sep 24 9:07 PM


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    TORONTO 0
    PITTSBURGH 3
    2ND PRD: PIT - (SH) EVGENI MALKIN 1 (JORDAN STAAL) 1:10

    Maple Leafs 0, Penguins 3  2nd - 18:50Sep 24 8:34 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TORONTO 0 0
    PITTSBURGH 2 2 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PIT - (PP) PETR SYKORA 3 (MIROSLAV SATAN, EVGENI MALKIN)
    2:05
    PIT - (PP) RUSLAN FEDOTENKO 1 (UNASSISTED) 7:52
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TOR 5 5
    PIT

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    TORONTO 0
    PITTSBURGH 2
    1ST PRD: PIT - (PP) RUSLAN FEDOTENKO 1 (UNASSISTED) 7:52

    Maple Leafs 0, Penguins 2  1st - 12:08Sep 24 7:50 PM


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    TORONTO 0
    PITTSBURGH 1
    1ST PRD: PIT - (PP) PETR SYKORA 3 (MIROSLAV SATAN, EVGENI MALKIN) 2:05

    Maple Leafs 0, Penguins 1  1st - 17:55Sep 24 7:41 PM
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