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Wings deny Pens of perfect preseason

Sunday, 10.02.2011 / 7:53 PM

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Wings deny Pens of perfect preseason
Pittsburgh Penguins 2, Detroit Red Wings 3
Gustav Nyquist denied the Pittsburgh Penguins of a perfect preseason Sunday night.

Nyquist, a fourth-round draft pick from 2008, scored twice and added an assist as the Detroit Red Wings earned a 3-2 victory against the Pens at Joe Louis Arena in the final preseason game for both teams.

"He looks like he's an NHL player," Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "We've always done the same thing and sent those kids to the minors and let them play a little bit, and see what we've got here. We'll see how the year starts. … I mean, it's an exhibition game. Let's not kid ourselves. And I'm not trying to take anything away from the kid. He was outstanding and he's been great all camp."

Paul Martin and Tyler Kennedy scored and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 15 shots for the Penguins, who finished the preseason with a 5-1 record. Pittsburgh opens the regular season on Thursday night at Vancouver.

"It's time to get into the regular season, where it really counts," Pens coach Dan Bylsma said. "I like our team. I think we know how we need to play and I think we know what we need to do. But we're all 0-0 right now. You've got to get out there and play, and we're playing a good team right off the hop."

Johan Franzen had a goal and two assists for the Red Wings (4-3-1), while Todd Bertuzzi had a pair off assists and Jimmy Howard made 25 saves.

Detroit forward Patrick Eaves sustained an undisclosed lower body injury and didn't return after he appeared to block Steve Sullivan's shot with his right knee in the first period. Babcock said Eaves is day-to-day.

Material from wire services and team media was used in this report.
scoring summary
1st Period
01:03
DET
Gustav Nyquist (1) Snap shot - ASST: Todd Bertuzzi (1), Johan Franzen (1)
1 - 0 DET
05:48
PIT
Paul Martin (1) Snap shot - ASST: NONE
1 - 1 Tie
10:43
DET
Johan Franzen (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Gustav Nyquist (1), Todd Bertuzzi (2)
2 - 1 DET
2nd Period
16:03
DET
PPG - Gustav Nyquist (2) Snap shot - ASST: Johan Franzen (2), Ian White (1)
3 - 1 DET
3rd Period
19:10
PIT
Tyler Kennedy (1) Tip-in - ASST: Steve Sullivan (1), Chris Kunitz (1)
3 - 2 DET
penalty summary
1st Period
11:55
DET
Cory Emmerton  Hooking  - 2 min against  Craig Adams
2nd Period
07:41
PIT
Chris Kunitz  Tripping  - 2 min against  Ian White
11:10
PIT
Steve Sullivan  Holding  - 2 min against  Jakub Kindl
15:34
PIT
Pascal Dupuis  Tripping  - 2 min against  Jakub Kindl
18:42
DET
Ian White  Hooking  - 2 min against  Joe Vitale
3rd Period
06:09
DET
Nicklas Lidstrom  Interference  - 2 min against  Richard Park
15:28
DET
Travis Ehrhardt  Holding  - 2 min against  James Neal
goalie stats
Marc-Andre Fleury
SA: 18TOI: 57:48
GA: 3SV%: .833
Jimmy Howard
SA: 27TOI: 59:49
GA: 2SV%: .926