The Pittsburgh Penguins (14-7-3) played the Detroit Red Wings (11-10-3) on Saturday Night. Marc-Andre Fleury would start for the Penguins. Jared Coreau would start for the Red Wings. Tom Kuhnhackl, Jake Guentzel,and Steve Oleksy would be scratches for the Penguins. Brian Lashoff and Tomas Nosek would be the scratches for the Red Wings.
Henrik Zetterberg would score at 13:31 of the 1st to give the Red Wings a 1-0 lead. Anthony Mantha and Tomas Tatar would get the assists. Conor Sheary would get called for hooking at 16:03. Henrik Zetterberg would get called for hooking at 19:47. The Penguins would have 11 shots in the 1st period to the Red Wings 7.
Jonathan Ericsson would get called for interference at 5:53 of the 2nd period. Frans Nielsen would score at 8:00 to make it 2-0 Detroit. Riley Sheahan and Danny DeKeyser would get the assists. Phil Kessel would score at 11:00 to make it 2-1. Evgeni Malkin and Carl Hagelin would have the assists. Ian Cole would get called for high sticking at 16:12. Dylan Larkin would score at 18:14 to make it 3-1. Thomas Vanek and Mike Green would get the assists. The Penguins would have 14 shots in the 2nd to the Red Wings 10.
Nick Bonino would score at 2:05 of the 3rd to make it 3-2. Ian Cole and Bryan Rust with the assists. Justin Schultz would score at 6:28 to tie the game at 3. Ian Cole and Evgeni Malkin would get the assists. Phil Kessel would score at 10:54 to give the Penguins a 4-3 lead. Carl Hagelin and Kris Letang with the assists. Conor Sheary would score at 14:41 to make it 5-3. The Sheary goal would be disallowed due to goaltender interference making the score 4-3 Penguins. Matt Cullen would score an empty net goal at 19:19 to make it 5-3. Patric Hornqvist and Sidney Crosby with the assists. The Penguins and Red Wings would both have 12 shots in the 3rd period.
The Penguins would go 0 for 2 on the powerplay and kill both penalties. Marc-Andre Fleury would make 28 saves on 31 shots. Phil Kessel would have 2 goals. Matt Cullen, Nick Bonino, and Justin Schultz would each have a goal. Evgeni Malkin, Carl Hagelin, and Ian Cole would have 2 assists each. Bryan Rust, Patric Hornqvist, Sidney Crosby, and Kris Letang would each have an assist. The Penguins are now 15-7-3. The Penguins next game is Monday against the Ottawa Senators.