The Penguins have been consistent contenders for the past half-decade or so.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been little more than a punch line for much of that time.

Doesn't matter.

Not much seems to when those teams meet.

Forget throwing out the records out when they play; simply discard any semblance of logic.

And so it was Wednesday night, when the Penguins -- coming off solid victories in Philadelphia and New York and playing at home for the first time in nine months -- had every reason to be confident heading into their game against the Leafs at Consol Energy Center.

And every reason after their 5-2 loss to wonder yet again why Toronto gives them such fits so often.

"They have our number, for some reason," Penguins left winger Chris Kunitz said.

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