After nearly a week off for the All-Star break, the Pittsburgh Penguins are looking to win their eighth game in a row on Tuesday night. It took the Pens more than 35 minutes to get on the board, as they worked their way back into it after the extended layoff.
The Leafs scored first on Mikhail Grabovski's 17th goal of the season. Toronto applied pressure in the zone and quickly peppered Marc-Andre Fleury. Dion Phaneuf took a rebound behind the net and hit Grabovski who was set up in front. He immediately poked it into the back of the net as Fleury scrambled to recover.
Grabovksi made it a two-goal game just three minutes later, when he rifled a wrister to the top left corner of the net. The Pens turned it over at the blue line and Toronto took it the other way on a four-man rush. Grabovski came streaking into the zone and used a screen in front to put it right over the shoulder of Fleury.
Pittsburgh finally got on the board and cut the lead in half with a little less than four minutes remaining in the second period. Paul Martin ripped a shot from the top of the zone and Matt Cooke deflected it in front for his eighth goal of the year. With some momentum now on their side, Pittsburgh will look to get to even in the third.