Trevor Smith wasn't supposed to be the Toronto Maple Leafs' second-line centre but the Canadian professional hockey player is making the most of that opportunity, including second-line minutes Thursday night when he scored the game-winning goal in overtime.
Injuries continue to pile up for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Phil Kessel left practice early with an unspecified injury, and coach Randy Carlyle said he wasn't sure if the star winger would be able to play Thursday night against the Dallas Stars.
The Toronto Maple Leafs lost their fifth in a row Tuesday night, but coach Randy Carlyle hopes that hanging tight with the San Jose Sharks will provide a blueprint for his team to get out of this tailspin.
Evgeni Malkin picked up his first two-goal game in more than 18 months and added the game-winner in the shootout and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied past the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-5 on Wednesday night.