Sidney Crosby goal knocks down Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs' Troy Bodie and Penguins' Zach Sill mix it up during second period action in Pittsburgh...

Maple Leafs' Troy Bodie and Penguins' Zach Sill mix it up during second period action in Pittsburgh on Monday night. (Getty Images/AFP)

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:28 PM ET

PITTSBURGH - Sidney Crosby has carried the Penguins on his back numerous times during his illustrious career.

Only on Monday night, it was the Wikes Barre-Scranton Penguins.

At least that’s the way it seemed, much to the chagrin of the visiting Maple Leafs.

With his team missing Evgeni Malkin, James Neal and its top four defencemen, Sid the Kid once again stole the show, scoring the winning goal with just 6:03 remaining in regulation to give Pittsburgh a 3-1 victory over Randy Carlyle’s Leafs.

Brandon Sutter scored an empty-net goal in the final minute to seal the deal.

Crosby’s night spoiled a special night for rookie Morgan Rielly, who scored his first NHL goal in the second period.

The Leafs lost the services of young Jerry D’Amigo in the third period when he took a shot to the head from the Pens' Robert Bortuzzo midway through the third period.

Bortuzzo received a two-minute minor for a check to the head, but why was it not more?


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