Penguins Lose Home Opener Following Two Road Victories

January 24, 2013
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Following road wins at Philadelphia and New York which opened the lock-out shortened National Hockey League season, and despite the first goals of the season for both Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, the Pittsburgh Penguins (2-1) dropped their home opener 5-2 on Wednesday night to the Toronto Maple Leafs (2-1).

Pittsburgh outshot Toronto 30-24, but Leafs goaltender James Reimer stopped 28 shots.

James van Riemsdyk scored twice for the Maple Leafs, while Clarke MacArthur, Mikhail Grabovski and Tyler Bozak also found the net.

Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (1-1) stopped just 19 of the 24 Toronto shots.

The Pens will play the Jets in Winnipeg on Friday night (radio pregame airtime on 96.3 KQW – 7:30 PM) before they host Ottawa in a late afternoon game (4:30 radio pregame) on Sunday.

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