KABERLE'S GOAL GIVES TORONTO 5-4 WIN OVER PENGUINS IN OT
TORONTO - Tomas Kaberle's goal gave Toronto a 5-4 overtime win over the Penguins on Saturday.
Chad Kilger got Toronto on the scoreboard 4:28 into the game.
However, the Penguins retaliated 1:16 later on a Gary Roberts power-play goal. From the middle of the blue line, Sergei Gonchar rifled a slap-shot on goal. Roberts deflected the puck and it sailed into the net. Evgeni Malkin added an assist on the play.
Alexei Ponikarovsky redirected a pass into the goal past Jocelyn Thibault for a 2-1 Toronto lead with 1:30 left in the first period.
Kaberle found the back of the net 3:08 into the second period for a 3-1 Toronto advantage.
Bryan McCabe poked in a rebound to give the Maple Leafs a 4-1 edge with 8:11 left in the second period.
The goal chased Thibault as he was replaced by Marc-Andre Fleury.
Max Talbot 3:29 found the back of the net with 3:29 remaining in the second period. Michel Ouellet fed a pass to Talbot across the front of the net. Talbot tapped the puck into the goal to slice the deficit to 4-2.
Sidney Crosby tallied a goal to bring the Penguins within 4-3 with 4:38 to play. Ryan Whitney and Malkin assisted on the play.
Whitney rifled the puck into the net with four seconds to play. Mark Recchi sent a cross-ice pass to Gonchar on the far boards. Gonchar dropped a touch pass to Witney in the middle of the slot. He lasered it into the goal to knot the game at 4-all.
Kaberle found the back of the net with 1:05 left in overtime.to give Toronto the win.