Karlsson goal gives Penguins bounce-back win over Toronto, 3-2

PITTSBURGH — This article originally appeared on pittsburghhockeynow.com

The first quarter of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ season is over, and a couple of things have become quite clear.

They can be very good, like when they strung together five consecutive victories — including a rare sweep of their three-game trip through California — earlier this month.

They also can be mind-numbingly bad, as they were during the latter stages of what became a 3-2 loss in Buffalo Friday night.

It seems only fitting, then, that their 3-2 victory over Toronto at PPG Paints Arena Saturday night — a performance that definitely belongs on the positive side of the ledger — allowed them to get through their first 20 games with exactly as many wins (10) as they have defeats.

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