Pens Drop Two Weekend Decisions, Fall To 7-4

October 28, 2013
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Kris Letang, in just his second game of the season, scored the only goal for the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night as the Pens (7-4) dropped their third consecutive decision in a 4-1 defeat to the Maple Leafs in Toronto.

Dave Bolland scored twice for Toronto (8-4), while Nazem Kadri and Phil Kessel also found the net, and James Reamer (3-0) stopped 37 of 38 shots.

Marc-Andre Fleury (7-2) lost his second consecutive game in goal after seven straight wins to start the season.

The Penguins began the weekend with a 4-3 home loss to the New York Islanders on Friday night.

The Islanders scored three times in a 5:34 span late in the third period to post the win over rookie Penguins goaltender Jeff Zatkoff (0-2).  Matt Moulson, Frans Nielsen, Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Josh Bailey were the goal-scorers for New York, with Bailey scoring the tie-breaking game-winner with 1:40 left in the game.

Jussi Jokinen, Sidney Crosby and Deryk Engelland scored for Pittsburgh.

Evgeni Nabokov stopped 39 of Pittsburgh’s 42 shots to earn the win.

Despite the setbacks over the weekend, Pittsburgh leads the Islanders and the Carolina Hurricanes by three points in the NHL’s Metroplitan Division and will meet the Hurricanes on Monday night.  Radio pregame airtime on 96.3 KQW will be 6:30 PM.

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