Toronto Maple Leafs Shooting Blanks vs Pittsburgh Penguins?

January 9th, 2010 by Dino Mori Leave a reply »
It'll be interesting to see if the Toronto Maple Leafs shooters have any arms left when they play host to the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins at the Air Canada Center on Saturday

The Maple Leafs fired 50 shots at Buffalo's Ryan Miller on Friday, but the Sabres netminder withstood the barrage en route a 3-2 victory. 

Toronto rallied from a 3-0 third period deficit on goals by Matt Stajan and John Mitchell to close to within 3-2, but couldn't get the equalizer before time expired.

In the third period, Toronto outshot Buffalo 22-9.

Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel, who has only one goal in past 11 games, missed a glorious opportunity to tie the affair in the closing minute of the hockey game.  He failed to convert a rebound into a wide open net, thanks in large part to the active stick of Sabres center Tim Connolly, who deflected the shot out of harm's way.

Buffalo continued its dominance of Toronto, beating them for the tenth consecutive time dating back to last season.  The Sabres also tied a franchise mark of 10 straight victories against one team, a feat they accomplished against the Washington Capitals from 1981- ...

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