The Pittsburgh Penguins (50-19-11) played at Toronto Maple Leafs (39-26-15) on Saturday. Marc-Andre Fleury would start for the Penguins. Frederik Andersen would start for start for the Maple Leafs. Chad Ruhwedel, Brian Dumoulin, Nick Bonino, Chris Kunitz, Bryan Rust, Carl Hagelin, Evgeni Malkin, Patric Hornqvist, and Matt Murray would be the scratches for the Penguins. Alexey Marchenko, Ben Smith, Eric Fehr, Nikita Soshnikov, Josh Leivo, and Martin Marincin would be the scratches for the Maple Leafs.
Phil Kessel would score at 6:11 of the 1st to make it 1-0 Penguins. Matt Cullen and Tom Kuhnhackl would get the assists. James Van Riemsdyk would score at 6:40 to tie the game at 1. Tyler Bozak and Roman Polak would get the assists. Josh Archibald would get called for tripping at 16:51. The Maple Leafs would have 9 shots to the Penguins 4 in the 1st.
Tom Sestito would get called for goaltender interference at 2:01 of the 2nd. Curtis McElhinney would replace Andersen in net as he would leave the game with an injury. Tyler Bozak would score on the powerplay at 3:30 to make it 2-1 Maple Leafs. William Nylander and Jake Gardiner would get the assists. Nikita Zaitsev would get called for delay of game at 6:41. Sidney Crosby would score on the powerplay at 7:55 to tie the game at 2. Jake Guentzel and Justin Schultz would get the assists. Matt Hunwick would get called for high sticking at 14:38. The Maple Leafs would have 9 shots to the Penguins 8 in the 2nd.
Jake Guentzel scored unassisted at 6:51 of the 3rd period to give the Penguins a 3-2 lead. Mark Streit would get called for cross checking at 11:32. Kasperi Kapanen would score his 1st his 1st career goal at 14:30 to tie the game at 3. Matt Hunwick and Auston Matthews would get the assists. Connor Brown would score his 20th of the season at 17:12 to give the Maple Leafs a 4-3 lead. Jake Gardiner and Matt Hunwick would get the assists. Auston Matthews would score his 40th of the season into an empty net at 19:56 to make it 5-3. The Maple Leafs would have 12 shots to the Penguins 6 in the 3rd. With the win the Maple Leafs clinch a playoff spot
The Penguins would go 1 for 2 on the powerplay and kill 2 of 3 penalties. Marc-Andre Fleury would make 25 saves on 29 shots. Jake Guentzel would have a goal and an assist. Phil Kessel and Sidney Crosby would each have a goal. Matt Cullen, Tom Kuhnhackl, and Justin Schultz would each have an assist. The Penguins play the New York Rangers(47-28-6) on Sunday night.