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Leafs Fans Chant 'Dubas' As Leafs Trounce Penguins In Kyle Dubas's First Return To Toronto

Published December 17, 2023 at 8:34

The Toronto Maple Leafs haven't exactly had the season they hoped for so far but tonight they earned a win that will feel extra good. Not only did the team win in spite of Auston Matthews's absence from the lineup, but it also came against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Kyle Dubas's new team.

Leafs Fans Taunt Kyle Dubas During Dominating Win

The chants started late in the 3rd period last night as the Leafs were up 6-0 on Kyle Dubas's Penguins. The Penguins have struggled much more than the Leafs so far this season. Leafs fans could be heard chanting, "Dubas! Dubas!" as the Leafs closed out the victory.

Loud "DUUUU-BASSS" chants in Toronto for former Leafs and current Penguins GM Kyle Dubas 👀

Adding insult to injury, this wouldn't even be the final score. Tyler Bertuzzi would set up William Nylander for a backdoor tap in minutes later.

Mercifully, 7-0 would hold up as the final score.

Leafs Statement Win Over Kyle Dubas And Pittsburgh Penguins

This proved to be a statement win for the Leafs as several key players came up with huge performances. Perhaps most notably, rookie forward Matthew Knies recorded his first career Gordie Howe hat trick in his first game since returning from illness.

Goaltender Martin Jones also quietly had a great night. Although the Leafs were dominant on the scoreboard, the Penguins generated their fair share of looks as Jones had to come up with 39 saves for his first career shutout as a Leaf.

Other Leafs such as Tyler Bertuzzi and Max Domi also has very solid nights and Bobby McMann scored his first career NHL goal.

The Leafs will look to carry over this performance into their next game on Tuesday when they host the New York Rangers.

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Leafs Fans Chant 'Dubas' As Leafs Trounce Penguins In Kyle Dubas's First Return To Toronto

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