The Pittsburgh Penguins have prevailed in a number of close games during their season-high win streak, including last weekend's visit to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
With Evgeni Malkin likely out for a third straight game, the Penguins will try to get past the slumping Maple Leafs again and earn a seventh consecutive victory Thursday night.
Pittsburgh (19-8-0) has won by one goal in four of its last six games and needed a shootout to beat Toronto 5-4 on Saturday. The Penguins got those two points despite blowing a two-goal lead and rallied from two down in the third period for a 3-2 win over Boston in their most recent game Tuesday.
Brandon Sutter scored the tying and go-ahead goals in the final 5:27, with the winner coming with 2:03 to go.
"We've won games in a lot of different ways. The thing that has stuck out to me is our mental toughness," defenseman Mark Eaton said. "We're finding ways to win. The attitude and the mental part of the game is something...