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Three Major Takeaways From the Maple Leafs Crushing Win Over the Penguins

Published December 17, 2023 at 12:16
BY JULIEN TREKKER
     
The Maple Leafs delivered a proper beating to the Pittsburgh Penguins last night.

Here are three positive things we observed in the 7-0 victory:

Jones Registers First Shutout With the Maple Leafs



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Martin Jones, 33, stopped all 38 of the Penguins' shots, marking his 29th career shutout. Jones stepped up when the Leafs needed him, replacing the injured Joseph Woll.

With that performance, he demonstrated that he still has a place in the NHL and shouldn't be dismissed too quickly.

Bertuzzi Out of His Slump? Three Assists for the Forward



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Tyler Bertuzzi seemed to finally return to his usual level yesterday. Following eight straight games without scoring, he tallied three assists last night.

His slow start in Toronto surprised many fans, who had high expectations for him when he joined in the summer.

Leafs' Offense Firing on All Cylinders



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Bertuzzi, with his three assists, wasn't the only hot player in Toronto. Max Domi also earned three points, including one goal, while Matthew Knies achieved a Gordie Howe hat-trick. Both Mitch Marner and William Nylander scored two points each, and McMann, Gregor, and Tavares each had a goal. Meanwhile, Holmberg, McCabe, Rielly, Timmins, and Robertson all had an assist.

Seeing many players on the roster contribute to the scoresheet is always a good sign. In the last three games, the Leafs scored 19 goals, which is truly impressive.

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