The Pittsburgh Penguins and Toronto Maple Leafs have cooled off a bit after getting off to hot starts, but their respective top scorers have not.
Sidney Crosby looks to help visiting Pittsburgh avoid a third consecutive defeat as it faces Phil Kessel and the slumping Maple Leafs on Saturday night.
The Penguins (7-3-0) won seven of eight to start the season, but they've dropped two straight after falling 4-3 to the New York Islanders on Friday. They haven't lost three consecutive regular-season contests since a six-game skid from Dec. 29, 2011-Jan. 11, 2012.
''We had some chances to build on our lead, and we didn't,'' Crosby said. ''We made some mistakes and they made us pay.''
The captain had his career-best eight-game point streak to start a season snapped in Monday's 1-0 loss to Colorado, but he scored his eighth goal in the second period Friday and also has 10 assists to lead the league in points.
Crosby has 11 goals and four assists during a nine-game point streak against t...