The action continued Sunday night from the Oshawa rookie tournament, with the Toronto Maple Leafs
easily beating the Pittsburgh Penguins
“That was a terrific effort on our part,” Toronto coach Dallas Eakins
said. “The character of our players was phenomenal.”
The Penguins took the lead early, when Brandon DeFazio
buried a quick wrister on a feed from Zach Sill
. Toronto responded, as Josh Nicholls
tapped in a rebound on the right side from Greg McKegg
The Leafs began to press, with McKegg offering a saucer pass to Mitchell Heard
, who sent one past Maxime Lagace
from the half-wall.
capped off the second period for Toronto with a forehand tap-in from Kyle Neuber
, right in front of Legace’s crease.
The McKegg show continued in the third, with the winger slicing an easy path through the Pittsburgh defense, and dumping in a backhand past the Penguins’ netminder.
“(Greg) settled down a little bit,” Eakins said. “Maybe not as anxious tonight as last night. You can see the skill sets that he has. If you give him a look, he’ll take full advantage of it.”
Toronto capped off the game with a final goal, when Jamie Devane
fed Tyler Brenner
a pass in the slot, which trickled past Lagace.