The Stat Line of the Night – 10/13/10 – Clarke MacArthur

clarke macarthurLast year the Toronto Maple Leafs finished last in the Northeast division with just 74 points, the lowest point total in the Eastern Conference. Only the Edmonton Oilers finished with less points in the NHL. It was a horrible year for Leafs fans, but things are already looking much brighter in 2010.

Last night the Leafs were in Pittsburgh to take on Sidney Crosby and the Penguins in their new home, where the Pens have yet to win. And they still haven’t. Crosby lit the lamp for his first goal of the season, but three 2nd period goals gave the Leafs a 4-3 lead which they would not relinquish.

Clarke MacArthur scored twice in that period. His first goal came just 7 seconds into a power play when he ripped a one-timer past Marc-Andre Fleury. Later in the period MacArthur received a slick pass from Mikhail Grabovski from behind the net. He flipped it past Fleury for what turned out to be the game-winner.

Crosby would score his first goal of the year in the final minute of the 2nd, but the Leafs held on for the win. MacArthur has 4 goals in 3 games, two of them game-winners. He has The Stat Line of the Night for 10/13/10.

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