News & Notes
-- With the injuries, the Penguins dressed veteran minor-leaguer Andrew Hutchinson, who wore No. 8. Hutchinson played 13:55 including 1:45 on the power play.
-- Former Penguins F Bill Guerin, who helped the team to the Stanley Cup in 2009, received a standing ovation as he was shown watching the game from Mario Lemieux's private box.
-- In addition to his two assists, Matt Cooke threw a game-high seven hits.
-- C Sidney Crosby won six of 10 faceoffs (63 percent).
-- The Penguins were without the services of F Mike Comrie, who was scratched with what is believed to be an illness.
Comrie, who shined in the preseason on the second line with Evgeni Malkin and Eric Tangradi, has zero points and is minus-1 with a team-high nine penalty minutes in three games.
-- Even though he went without a point, D Paul Martin still leads the Penguins with four, good enough for the league lead among all blueliners.
-- Saturday night's game against the Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center was moved up an hour earlier to 6 p.m. to alleviate parking and traffic concerns in the Philadelphia Sports Complex. The Phillies will host San Francisco in Game 1 of the NLCS at 8 p.m. In addition, Temple is playing football against Bowling Green at 1 p.m. across the parking lot at Lincoln Financial Field.
-- The Maple Leafs, who haven't won the Stanley Cup in 43 years, are off to a 3-0 start for the first time since 1999.
The good: Sidney Crosby scored his first goal of the season, giving him half as many as rookie teammate Mark Letestu … or half as many as Toronto’s Clarke McArthur scored Wednesday alone.
The bad: Evgeni Malkin didn’t just fail to convert a second-period penalty shot, he missed the net entirely.
And the ugly: Marc-Andre Fleury stopped just 10 of the 14 shots he faced.