NHL Game Summary - Toronto at Pittsburgh |
(Sunday, March 19th)
Final Score: Toronto 1, Pittsburgh 0
Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Chad Kilger's late penalty shot lifted
Toronto over Pittsburgh, 1-0, at Mellon Arena.
Mikael Tellqvist saved all 21 shots-on-goal to notch his second shutout of the
season for Toronto, which snapped a two-game losing streak.
Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 22-of-23 shots-on-goal for Pittsburgh,
which has lost two of three.
After being tripped by Robert Scuderi, Kilger broke the scoreless tie with
6:51 left in the third period on a wrister that beat Fleury stick-side
inside the left post.
The power went out twice within a 15-minute span at Mellon Arena, the NHL's
oldest rink, at 9:20 and 7:08 in the second period, but play resumed after the
lights came back on.
Toronto had five players assessed penalties for 10 minutes, while Pittsburgh
had four players incur 19 minutes of penalties.
The Leafs played the finale of a three-game road trip. They have dropped eight
of their last 12 contests.
Toronto has not missed the playoffs since the 1997-98 season.
"It was an odd game all game long," Toronto coach Pat Quinn said. "We started
really fast, and I thought we had some really excellent shifts early on and
then kind of got into the lineup rush trap and it started to get a little
loose. Our power play again generated nothing. We almost got outworked on just
about all of them. And in a strange way the game ended up being won. We're
pleased we got the win."
No. 1 goaltender Ed Belfour missed his fifth straight game with a back
injury...Toronto is 3-0 against the Pens this season and has won five of six
and 10 of the last 13 meetings.
03/19 23:53:38 ET