Penguins top Red Wings in Crosby's preseason debut

NHL.com | Wednesday, 10.01.2014 / 11:11 PM

Sidney Crosby made his preseason debut, and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 25 shots for the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 2-0 win against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on Wednesday.

Blake Comeau and Oskar Sundqvist scored for Pittsburgh; Nick Spaling had two assists.

Crosby played 18:47 with seven shots on goal after missing the start of the preseason with a minor injury then two games while attending his grandmother's funeral. It was his first game since May 13.

Pittsburgh next plays in its regular-season opener, Oct. 9 at home against the Anaheim Ducks. The Penguins finished the preseason 3-3-0.

Jimmy Howard made 31 saves for Detroit.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
2nd Period
07:04PIT Blake Comeau (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Nick Spaling (1), Rob Scuderi (1) 1 - 0 PIT
3rd Period
05:53PIT Oskar Sundqvist (1) Slapshot - ASST: Nick Spaling (2), Craig Adams (1) 2 - 0 PIT
Three Stars of the Game
Marc-Andre Fleury
Marc-Andre Fleury
SA: 25TOI: 60:00
GA: 0
PIM: 0
SV%: 1.000
Blake Comeau
Blake Comeau
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 1PIM: 6
+/-: 1TOI: 12:29
Rob Scuderi
Rob Scuderi
G: 0Shots: 1
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 20:01
Penalty Summary
1st Period
01:00PIT Blake Comeau  Hooking  - 2 min against  Nick Jensen
03:40PIT Patric Hornqvist  Holding  - 2 min against  Niklas Kronwall
2nd Period
07:37DET Justin Abdelkader  Holding the stick  - 2 min against  Daniel Carcillo
10:09DET Brian Lashoff  Interference  - 2 min against  Nick Spaling
19:27PIT Blake Comeau  Hooking  - 2 min against  Tomas Jurco
3rd Period
06:31DET Gustav Nyquist  Holding  - 2 min against  Nick Spaling
15:50PIT Blake Comeau  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Tomas Tatar
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays0/30/4
Faceoff Wins2330
Blocked Shots139
Penalty Minutes86
4R. ScuderiD0111020:01
6S. HarringtonD0010016:24
7P. MartinD0011020:20
9P. DupuisR0002018:08
10C. EhrhoffD0003023:53
12D. CarcilloL000008:00
13N. SpalingC0222013:34
14C. KunitzL0002018:23
16B. SutterC0001017:53
17B. ComeauL1013612:29
23S. DownieR0002014:04
27C. AdamsR0111012:07
47S. DespresD0011015:01
49O. SundqvistC101207:59
57M. GocC0011013:45
58K. LetangD0003023:21
72P. HornqvistR0001217:51
87S. CrosbyC0007018:47
1T. Greiss00.0000:00
29M. Fleury25251.00060:00
3N. JensenD0004020:24
4J. KindlD00-20015:12
8J. AbdelkaderL0001215:55
14G. NyquistR00-15219:09
15R. SheahanC0000018:06
21T. TatarL0002014:13
23B. LashoffD00-20214:32
26T. JurcoR0002016:30
27K. QuinceyD0001018:51
29L. FerraroC0002011:47
40H. ZetterbergL0001020:47
41L. GlendeningC0000013:41
49A. NestrasilC00-2009:21
55N. KronwallD0002024:53
57M. CallahanR00-11012:16
65D. DeKeyserD0000019:42
90S. WeissC00-20010:59
93J. FranzenR0004019:35
35J. Howard3133.93958:07
38T. McCollum00.0000:00