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Leafs chase Fleury with three goals on 11 shots

Nov 27, 2013, 8:47 PM EDT

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Wednesday night was one to forget for Marc-Andre Fleury.

The Penguins goalie got the hook just 13 seconds into the second period after Toronto burned him for three goals on 11 shots, paving the way for little-used backup Jeff Zatkoff to enter the contest.

Toronto didn’t let up upon Zatkoff’s entrance, though. Phil Kessel sniped his 13th goal of the year on the first shot the former Miami of Ohio standout faced to give the Leafs a 4-1 lead.

The real story, though, was Toronto’s ability to chase Fleury despite being out-shot at the time of his departure. James van Riemsdyk started it off with a goal just 5:09 into the contest — negating Chris Conner’s opening tally — and, six minutes later, it was Nazem Kadri making it 2-1 with his seventh goal of the year.

At the start of the second frame, JVR was at it again, taking advantage of a Fleury stickhandling gaffe to score his 11th of the season. Fleury smashed his stick twice in frustration, as this marked the first time all season he’s been yanked from a start.

  1. steelers88 - Nov 27, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    Well, it hasn’t been much of a night for the Pittsburgh blue line. Guess that’s an understatement. Yikes.

    • hazlydose - Nov 27, 2013 at 9:57 PM

      Copied from Josh Yohe’s twitter account…

      • broadstreetsbaddest88 - Nov 27, 2013 at 11:30 PM

        Hahahah that’s great. Totally understandable comin from a pens fan. These idiots never seize to amaze me.

  2. canucks30 - Nov 27, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    And it’s not even the playoffs

  3. steelers88 - Nov 27, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    Dear god when is Vokoun coming back.

  4. Puck Quest - Nov 27, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    Great game to watch, I must say. I’m glad Bylsma put Zatkoff in that situation. It’s time.

  5. nothanksimdriving123 - Nov 27, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    Lucky for the Penguins, the Leafs left after the 2nd period to catch a flight, or something. Their next shot on goal was in the shootout. Ridiculous.

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