For two periods in Pittsburgh, the Detroit Red Wings hung with the Pittsburgh Penguins. They couldn’t keep it up in the third, however, as the Penguins won, 4-2, on Wednesday night.
Pittsburgh’s Brandon Tanev opend the scoring just over three minutes into the first period, and Detroit’s Ryan Kuffner answered with a goal about 10 minutes later. Top 2019 draft pick Moritz Seider assisted on Kuffner’s goal. It was Seider’s second helper of the preseason.
The Penguins (2-1-2) took the lead back less than a minute into the second with a goal from Bryan Rust, but Mike Green evened it for the Wings with 2:37 remaining in the period. Green’s goal was assisted by two Wings added in the offseason, Valtteri Filppula and Adam Erne.
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But the Wings (2-2-2) had no answer for the Pens in the third, as Dominik Simon scored 1:56 into the period and Sidney Crosby added an insurance goal with just under four minutes remaining.
Jonathan Bernier, slated to start the season as the backup for the Wings in goal, had 28 saves, including all six shots he faced while the Wings were short-handed.
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Published at Thu, 26 Sep 2019 01:57:09 +0000