Maple Leafs spoil Penguins' home opener

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Pittsburgh defenseman Deryk Engelland (front) fights with Toronto's Colton Orr during the first period of the Leafs' victory over the Penguins on Wednesday night.  GENE J. PUSKAR/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Pittsburgh defenseman Deryk Engelland (front) fights with Toronto's Colton Orr during the first period of the Leafs' victory over the Penguins on Wednesday night.

PITTSBURGH — James van Riemsdyk scored twice, James Reimer stopped 28 shots and the Toronto Maple Leafs raced past the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 on Wednesday night.

Clarke MacArthur, Mikhail Grabovski and Tyler Bozak also scored for the Maple Leafs. Nikolai Kulemin added three assists as Toronto spoiled Pittsburgh’s home opener.

Sidney Crosby and reigning NHL MVP Evgeni Malkin scored their first goals of the season for Pittsburgh, but the Penguins struggled with Toronto’s speed and failed to play with the kind of discipline that highlighted opening weekend wins over Philadelphia and the New York Rangers.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 19 shots for the Penguins but Pittsburgh couldn’t get off to its first 3-0 start in 18 years.

RANGERS 4, BRUINS 3

In New York, Marian Gaborik scored twice in the first period and then completed his hat trick 27 seconds into overtime as the Rangers overcame a pair of blown leads to earn their first win of the season.

Gaborik broke free and outraced Andrew Ference and Johnny Boychuk down the ice. His first shot was blocked by goalie Tuukka Rask, but Gaborik batted the rebound out of the air to end the game and start a cascade of flying hats onto the ice.

Taylor Pyatt also scored for the Rangers (2-1), who squandered leads of 2-0 and 3-2 en route to avenging a season-opening loss at Boston on Saturday. Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves.

The Bruins fell to 2-1 in their first road game of the season.

FLYERS: The NHL has suspended Philadelphia forward Brayden Schenn one game for charging New Jersey Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov.

Schenn will miss tonight’s game against the New York Rangers. He will forfeit $4,702.70.

The hit occurred in the second period of New Jersey’s 3-0 win over the Flyers on Tuesday. No penalty was assessed on the play.


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