Phil Kessel scores twice in Penguins pre-season debut
Ex-Leaf combines with new linemate Crosby for 5 points
Phil Kessel scored twice in his Pittsburgh debut and Kris Letang had a goal and three assists to lead the hometown Penguins to a 7-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.
It's Tuesday, September 22, 2015 and Phil Kessel scored twice as a Pittsburgh Penguin. <a href="http://t.co/Q40mEG1v9A">pic.twitter.com/Q40mEG1v9A</a>—@EvgeniMaIkinEgo
Nine Penguins recorded at least one point in the win, including Sidney Crosby with a goal and two assists while centring a line with Kessel and Chris Kunitz.
We like when Crosby and Kessel play together. Full replay: <a href="http://t.co/kSghId4vam">http://t.co/kSghId4vam</a> <a href="http://t.co/jZI1vbhN10">pic.twitter.com/jZI1vbhN10</a>—@penguins
Olli Maatta had a goal and an assist and Evgeni Malkin, Patric Hornqvist and Kunitz all had two assists.
.<a href="https://twitter.com/PKessel81">@PKessel81</a>’s two goals help the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Pens?src=hash">#Pens</a> to a 7-3 win. Here are tonight’s three stars (all Penguins). <a href="http://t.co/hVcMOLdbBK">pic.twitter.com/hVcMOLdbBK</a>—@penguins
Marc-Andre Fleury allowed three goals on 25 shots in 40 minutes and Matthew Murray stopped all six shots he faced.
Justin Faulk, James Wisniewski and Jeff Skinner scored for Carolina.