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Kessel scores twice, Penguins top Red Wings

Forward nets multiple goals for fourth time this season

by Wes Crosby / Correspondent

Kessel's wrister goes in

DET@PIT: Kessel slams goal past Mrazek's stick side

2/18/16: Sidney Crosby passes to Phil Kessel on the right, who then lasers in a wrister to give the Penguins a 3-2 lead

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PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan recently said the Penguins are a better team when Phil Kessel scores, and they were on Thursday. 

Kessel scored twice for the fourth time this season to help Pittsburgh (29-19-8) defeat the Detroit Red Wings 6-3 at Consol Energy Center. 

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Situation Room

Video Review: DET @ PIT - 15:00 of the Second Period

Review confirms that the puck did not cross goal line @NHLdotcom

Situation Room: DET vs. PIT

Situation Room: Call on no goal confirmed

2/18/16: The referees call a no goal on a Red Wings' shot, and after review the call is confirmed on the ice

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At 15:00 of the second period in the Red Wings/Penguins game, video review confirmed that the puck did not cross the Pittsburgh goal line. No goal Detroit.

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game preview

Penguins' Malkin likely out; Mrazek starts for Red Wings

Pittsburgh is 3-1-2 without the injured forward

by Wes Crosby / Correspondent

RED WINGS (29-19-9) at PENGUINS (28-19-8) 

TV: 7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TVA Sports, SNP, FS-D, ROOT

PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin will likely not play against the Detroit Red Wings at Consol Energy Center on Thursday. 

Malkin, sidelined since Feb. 2 with a lower-body injury, has resumed skating on his own but could miss a seventh consecutive game Thursday. After remaining in Pittsburgh during the Penguins' road trip to Carolina and Florida last weekend, Malkin did not participate in practice Wednesday and was absent during the optional morning skate Thursday.

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