"They got what they deserved and so did we.” Following Tuesday's lopsided game in Pittsburgh, the Penguins knew the Maple Leafs would offer a much different effort on Thursday in Toronto. Unfortunately for the Penguins, they did as well. https://t.co/ha9EJmXa5P
So happy for Vilardi, he's gone through so much the past couple years to get healthy and to the NHL. There was worries that he may not be able to play again, he got 2 points in his NHL debut today.
Of course that should be Blackwood.
MacKenzie Backwood getting to 20 wins (20-12-7) might not seem that big to some, but that's a pretty good accomplishment for the Devils rookie goalie considering the circumstances. .915 save %, 2.74 GAA, 3 shutouts. He'd be in the top 5 on my Calder ballot if I had one.
Jake Muzzin, the Penguins' fifth-round pick in 2007, had a three-point night, giving him 250 career points. The Penguins opted not to sign him due in part to back injury.
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Backstrom: "I'm not panicking, but at the same time, I think obviously you feel the pressure. You want to win and you want to win every game, but at the same time, I feel like everyone goes through ups and downs during the season. ..."
25% has to be the worst of the season for the Pens, too.
the leafs finished that game with a 75% xG% that’s their highest mark of the season - a dominant performance from the entire team. they rose to the occasion