The Leafs made their first visit to a shootout round this season on Saturday night and it wasn’t pretty. Of course, when the opposition is anchored by Sidney Crosby, it’s never easy.

But both Toronto shooters — Tyler Bozak up first followed by Nazem Kadri — were unable to solve Marc-Andre Fleury in the Pens net making for a relatively easy 2-0 win for the visitors.

“I don’t think we looked very comfortable and our goalie didn’t look very comfortable either,” Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said afterwards.

Yes, James Reimer was vulnerable on both Pens goals — an easy five-hole score from James Neal to open things followed by Crosby ripping a shot to the top right corner, beating him glove side and denying the Leafs the chance to even use a third shooter.

“We have a tape, actually have it on the bench, of the Pittsburgh forwards and you try to utilize that,” Carlyle said. “But the players don’t really want to see it. You have video, you show them what the opposition wants to do but you can’t overload them with information.

“It’s a tense situation.”