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Maple Leafs look to build off convincing victory

Pittsburgh (24-21-5) at Toronto (18-23-8)

TORONTO (Ticker) -- The Toronto Maple Leafs earned a much-needed

victory, while the Pittsburgh Penguins were robbed of one in

their most recent contest.

After winning for just the second time in their last 10 games,

the Maple Leafs look to build off that success when facing the

struggling Penguins on Saturday.

Jason Blake scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period

and added two assists as the Maple Leafs snapped a four-game

losing streak Thursday with a 7-4 victory over the Colorado

Avalanche.

Dominic Moore netted two goals and set up another while Alexei

Ponikarovsky, Niklas Hagman, defenseman Ian White and Nikolai

Kulemin collected two assists apiece for the Maple Leafs, who

had lost eight of their previous nine contests.

Though Toronto is stationed toward the bottom of the Eastern

Conference standings, the Penguins still have hope of negating a

shoddy first half.

Pittsburgh failed to notch its second straight win on Friday,

when the New Jersey Devils posted a 4-3 overtime victory at

home.

Captain Sidney Crosby and Maxime Talbot scored in a 20-second

span midway through the first period and All-Star Evgeni Malkin

netted his 100th career goal, but the Penguins lost for the

second time in three contests.

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