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Game Journal: Game 5 - Maple Leafs vs. Penguins

by Chris Lund / Toronto Maple Leafs



6:00 PM: Leafs TV caught up with Mike Babcock, Morgan Rielly and Daniel Winnik ahead of tonight's game. Take a look...



4:45 PM: Here are tonight's projected lineups for the Leafs and Penguins.

Toronto Maple Leafs

Forwards

23 Matthias - 43 Kadri - 28 Boyes

21 van Riemsdyk - 33 Arcobello - 47 Komarov

26 Winnik - 16 Spaling - 19 Lupul

40 Grabner - 24 Holland - 15 Parenteau

Defence

51 Gardiner - 3 Phaneuf

44 Rielly - 2 Hunwick

46 Polak - 36 Harrington

Goaltenders

45 Bernier

34 Reimer


Pittsburgh Penguins

Forwards


14 Kunitz - 87 Crosby - 81 Kessel

57 Perron - 71 Malkin - 72 Hornqvist

11 Porter - 13 Bonino - 41 Sprong

24 Farnham - 7 Cullen - 17 Rust

Defence

28 Cole - 58 Letang

3 Maatta - 4 Scuderi

8 Dumoulin - 12 Lovejoy

Goaltenders

29 Fleury

37 Zatkoff



4:00 PM: Paul Hendrick and Joe Bowen get you set for tonight's game with their preview from Pittsburgh. Tune into the game on City TV and TSN 1050.
2:00 PM Leafs TV's Paul Hendrick sat down with Leafs forward Nick Spaling earlier this week. Take a look at this 1-on-1 interview. 11:00 AM: The Maple Leafs complete the second leg of a back-to-back tonight in Pittsburgh when they take on the Penguins at CONSOL Energy Center at 7 PM.

Toronto earned their first win of the season on Friday night with a 6-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Leafs got goals from five scorers -- Jake Gardiner, James van Riemsdyk, Nazem Kadri, Joffrey Lupul each had one while Leo Komarov had a pair. James Reimer made 24 saves to earn the win.

The Penguins also enter tonight's game having earned their first win of the season on Thursday night with a 2-0 result against the Ottawa Senators. Evgeni Malkin and Daniel Sprong scored a pair of goals within 2:02 early in the second period to provide the extent of the offence that night. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 22 shots to earn the shutout.

The Leafs will not hold a morning skate in Pittsburgh due to the back-to-back so expect updates from Pittsburgh to come in later than usual. Projected lineups, thoughts from Coach and the Leafs and more will be on the way.

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