Pens vs. Leafs ends in a shootout; Pens win 5-4 !
The Penguins defensemen factored in heavily on the scoresheet on Saturday in Toronto. Paul Martin scored a goal and an assist, Kris Letang (the NHL’s top-scoring blueliner) collected two assists and Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik both finished with one assist.
The forwards did a solid job of getting the puck back to their defensemen at the points, but what matters is the decisions made from there. The D-men made smart choices with the puck, making passes on the tape and getting shots to the net when necessary.
Letang, who played a game-high 30:23 minutes, was more involved off the rush – joining at appropriate times and dipping low into the offensive zone when he saw an opening. He was just flying out there tonight. >>Continue Reading<<