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Leafs/Penguins preview - 12/20

Leafs at Penguins, 7 PM ET, Mellon Arena

Season records: 

Leafs, 12-13-6, 30 pts, 11th in Eastern Conference
Penguins, 17-10-4, 38 pts., 7th in Eastern Conference

Season series:  2nd meeting, Penguins lead series 1-0

Last game vs. Leafs:  Penguins def. Leafs, 4-1, Oct. 18th.

Last game results:  Penguins def. Thrashers, 6-3, Dec. 18thBruins def. Leafs, 8-5, Dec. 18th.

Special teams rankings: 

Powerplay:  Penguins 19.3% (11th), Leafs 20.7% (9th)
Penalty Kill:  Penguins 81.9% (12th), Leafs 75.2% (28th)

Probable goaltender rankings:

SV%:  Penguins - Marc-Andre Fleury .907 (25th), Leafs - Vesa Toskala .887 (40th)
GAA:  Penguins - Marc-Andre Fleury 2.87 (32nd), Leafs - Vesa Toskala 3.11 (37th)

Notes:
- Penguins will wear 3rd jerseys tonight.
- Max Talbot should return tonight.
- Latest man games lost for currently injured players:  31 -Sergei Gonchar; 31 -Ryan Whitney; 8 - Hal Gill; 7 - Mike Zigomanis; 7 - Tyler Kennedy
- Did you know ??  The Penguins have never faced the Toronto Maple Leafs in a shootout.
- Miroslav Satan is one goal shy of reaching 350 in his career.
- A sellout tonight will be the 81st consecutive.

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Originally at Blogspot, then at MVN, TheConfluence has over 1500 articles reporting Penguins news as well as jumping on my soapbox to opine constructive Penguins criticism.

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