PITTSBURGH PA - DECEMBER 08: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins handles the puck against Keith Aulie #59 of the Toronto Maple Leafs at Consol Energy Center on December 8 2010 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Penguins defeated the Maple Leafs 5-2. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
The Pittsburgh Penguins have only one game this weekend, they'll head up to Toronto on Saturday to face the Maple Leafs.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have just one game this weekend against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Toronto on Saturday. They still have to get through the New York Islanders on Thursday night, but after that they have just the one game in the next week before facing the San Jose Sharks a week from Thursday.
The Maple Leafs are a pretty impressive 5-2-1 so far this season, and they have a chance to improve on that record against the New York Rangers tonight. The Leafs have a prolific offense, ranking fifth overall in the NHL with a 3.1 goals per game average. But their defense has been as much of a letdown as their offense has been good. They are giving up 3.4 goals per game, which is 29th in the NHL. The fact that they have a higher goals against average than goals scored average but still have a winning record is largely due to being blown out 6-2 by the Boston Bruins last week.
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