Pittsburgh Penguins Vs. Toronto Maple Leafs GameDay, Odds, And Preview


The Pittsburgh Penguins (14-4-2, 30 points) look to sweep a season series on Thanksgiving Eve when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Black and Gold are coming off a 3-2 overtime victory in Boston on Monday against the Bruins. After tonight’s contest, the Pens play five of their next six at home.

Randy Carlyle’s crew (11-8-2, 24 points) has dropped to fifth place in the Atlantic Division of the NHL’s Eastern Conference, but are ready to add on to their two-game winning streak. They skated to a 4-1 victory at home on Saturday over the Detroit Red Wings.

Tonight is the third and final contest this season between the two teams. Mike Johnston’s squad won both of the previous meetings which took place at the Air Canada Centre. The Pens won 5-2 on Saturday, Oct. 11 and 2-1 on Friday, Nov. 14. The two goals in the second matchup were both scored by Pascal Dupuis, who is out of the lineup because of blood clots.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 26

Puck Drop: 7:35 p.m.

Site: CONSOL Energy Center

Television: ROOT Sports Network

Announcers: Paul Steigerwald and Bob Errey

Radio Coverage: 105.9 FM – The X and the Penguins Radio Network

Announcers: Mike Lange and Phil Bourque

Live Video Steam: NHL GameCenter LIVE

Audio Stream: Penguins Radio 24/7

Sirius XM Satellite Radio: XM Channel 222, XM Internet 942

Odds: Penguins -1.5 According to Bovada Online Sportsbook with the Over/Under at 5.5.

In their pair of victories this season, Pittsburgh has outscored Toronto 7-3 and outshot them 81-56. The Pens have won four consecutive contests and five of their past six against the Leafs.

The Maple Leafs’ forwards should be reinforced tonight with the return of Joffrey Lupul, and the season debut of David Booth. Both were practicing with the fourth line on Tuesday. Meanwhile, right wing Brandon Kozun is out with a high ankle sprain.

Korbinian Holzer will make his debut on the Leafs blue line this evening as defenseman Roman Polak is out for four weeks with a knee injury.

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According to coach Johnston, Penguins’ forward Beau Bennett is going to be out for a couple of weeks with a lower-body injury. Jayson Megna took Bennett’s spot on the third line in practice.

Marc-Andre Fleury claimed his 300th career win on Monday in turning away 27 shots against the Bruins. The Sorel, Quebec native is the third-fastest goaltender to reach the milestone. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound netminder did so in 547 games, which puts him behind Jacques Plante, who won 300 in 521 contests, and Andy Moog in 543,

Up Next: The Black and Gold remain at Consol Energy Center on Friday, Nov. 28 to take on the Carolina Hurricanes (6-11-3, 15 points). The puck is set to drop at 7 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on ROOT Sports Pittsburgh.

From The Clipboard: Pittsburgh is 6-0-1 against the Atlantic Division this season…Craig Adams put up his 100th-career assist on Monday against Boston…Sidney Crosby has recorded a league leading 12 assists so far in November.