The Pittsburgh Penguins return to fourth spot in the West on the back of Binkley only needing to face eleven shots for the theam's first shutout of the season. Ubriaco (6) scored the game winning goal 13:56 into the second period on the powerplay and backed that up in the third with another tally; McDonald (8) also scored.
The Toronto Maple Leafs had seven shots in the second frame but only two in each of the other periods as they suffer a sixth defeat in their last ten games. M Pronovost dropped the gloves against Price on the opening faceoff of the third period but it did not spark a response from his team.
TOR Gamble (8-6-3 .920) 33/36, Powerplay 0/4
PIT Binkley (10-8-7 .918) 11/11, Powerplay 1/1
|Toronto Maple Leafs||40||20||15||5||45|
|Detroit Red Wings||40||19||17||4||42|
|New York Rangers||39||14||18||7||35|
|St Louis Blues||39||17||13||9||43|
|Minnesota North Stars||37||14||14||9||37|
|Los Angeles Kings||41||15||21||5||35|