TORONTO (AP) — Tristan Jarry made 26 saves for his second straight shutout, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat Toronto 2-0 on Saturday night to snap the Maple Leafs’ five-game winning streak.
Jake Guentzel and Jeff Carter scored for Pittsburgh.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Conditions Point To 2021 Not Being A White Christmas
Jack Campbell stopped 29 shots for Toronto, which had won 10 of its last 11 entering Saturday.
The Penguins, who have dealt with a COVID-19 outbreak and a number of key injuries, won consecutive games for the first time this season; they beat Montreal 6-0 on Thursday.
The Leafs suited up for their NHL-high 13th home game of the season, and will now hit the road for six of the next seven, beginning Sunday at the New York Islanders’ brand-new UBS Arena before a swing through California.
The Penguins opened the scoring at 5:46 of the first period. Guentzel moved into the slot off the rush, stepped past Toronto defenseman Rasmus Sandin and then backhanded his seventh goal of the season past Campbell.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Public Schools Investigating Threats Made Towards Numerous School Campuses
Pittsburgh made it 2-0 at 17:15 on a goal that seemed to materialize out of nothing. Former Toronto winger Kasperi Kapanen — playing his first game in Toronto since being dealt back to the Penguins in August 2020 — chipped the puck into the offensive zone from center. Jason Zucker outraced Leafs blue-liner Justin Holl and slid a pass in front to Carter, who got in front of Jake Muzzin to tap home his fourth on a helpless Campbell.
Pittsburgh: Visits Winnipeg on Monday.
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